Meet Our New Mid-Atlantic Area Representation – Atlantic Tech Marketing!

NexTek is proud to announce a brand-new Technical Sales partnership with Atlantic Tech Marketing (http://www.atlantic-tech.com/index.php) that covers the greater Washington, DC area including Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.  We are excited to have local technical sales support for this area once again, so be sure to get in touch with NexTek or Atlantic Tech Marketing directly if you are in this covered territory and would like information, pricing and delivery details, or anything at all regarding NexTek products.


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NexTek Domestic Representative and Distributors – Coverage Map and Directory (Link)

NexTek International Representative and Distribution – Coverage Map and Directory (Link)


Learn How To Select the Right Arrestor for Your Application – Coaxial Surge Protection Selection Guide

Arrestors by Frequency and Connector Type

Have you been wondering how to select the correct surge protection for your Coaxial RF application?  This newly-released Selection Guide is a handy tool which will help walk you through the selection process and end up with the best standard solution for your needs.

This include a review of our major product lines, a list of primary selection criteria that are important to know before making a decision, and some additional charts and information to help simplify the process.

Click through below to find the new RF Arrestor Selection Guide and start the process!


Product Selection Guide – Coaxial Lightning (.PDF)


Also Available – Single Page Cheat Sheet – Coaxial Surge Protection Basics (.PDF)



Technical Sales Coverage for Australia and New Zealand – Announcement

We are happy to announce a brand-new international partner, providing Technical Sales and Support coverage for Australia and New Zealand! ASD Technology, based in Sydney and found here online: http://www.asdtech.com.au/, is an excellent Manufacturers’ Representative and we are excited to be the latest addition to the ASD Line Card!

We look forward to being able to provide unrivaled support and service in Australia and New Zealand with the help of our new partners!


Learn more about ASD on their website HERE
Learn more and click through to a directory of all of NexTek’s International Agents, including ASD Technology now covering Australia and New Zealand.


Here’s How To Test and Screen Multistage Arrestors – Check Out The New Technical Note!

Although this new Technical Note covering how to test/screen an arrestor to ensure that it is working and operating properly was specifically created in reference to our FPL series of units designed to protect GPS and other Global Navigation equipment…the input here also applies to the majority of the NexTek FPL and FPN series units.  Most of the FPL and FPN series, including the FPL GPS arrestors, use multiple stages of protection circuitry inside. 

This relative complexity makes the FPL and FPN series Fine Protectors a bit more complex to test properly, when compared to other common types such as Gas Discharge Tube or Quarter Wavelength Shorted Stub arrestors.

 

Operational/Protection Voltage Testing

  • Without an actual lightning tester (such as the common 1.2×50µs / 8×20µs Induced Lightning waveform testers,) it is difficult to completely verify Transient Response and Performance.
  • The lowest-voltage component is usually the only one that can be tested using a Diode Tester or Slow Rising DC Power Supply & Multimeter combination.  For NexTek FPL and FPN series devices, this usually means a fast-acting semiconductor Protection Diode that is responsible for final energy cleanup.  However, this component is usually the least robust in terms of Transient Current Handling so if it remains intact and operating within specs…the entire unit should be working OK.
    • Test Voltage Levels – Units may have +1V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, +24, or other common Protection Voltage ratings

Continuity and Insulation Testing

  • Any FPL or FPN series units that are rated to pass DC Power through the unit will test positive for continuity between center pins, when using a Multimeter tool.

 

RF Thru-Performance / Proper Radio Operation

  • One of the simplest ways to test the basic functionality of any arrestor, not just the FPL and FPN series units, is to test the unit in a radio installation and verify proper system operation.  This alone is a positive indicator that the unit is operating properly and is probably not damaged.

Download Technical Note and Learn More

Technical Note – NexTek Arrestors – Servicing and Testing Multistage Units [FPL + FPN] .PDF

Technical Note – NexTek Arrestors – GDT Arrestor Testing & Screening .PDF

Blog Post – Testing Gas Discharge Tube Arrestors


New Page – Coverage Map and Directory for NexTek International Agents and Partners

New International Partners Page

We are very happy to announce a brand new directory page, listing all of our International Agents and Partners around the world!

This page includes contact information for each partner, as well as a link to their website.  This page will be updated regularly to reflect active relationships, so check back often and contact NexTek directly with any additional questions or queries.

How We Select Partners

We are continuing to expand our coverage internationally, so that our customers can have local access to our products, expertise, and technical support.  Each company that we partner with has been selected with the utmost care, in order to develop mutually beneficial relationships that will truly expand NexTek’s presence while maintaining the same high level of expertise and support that we provide to our customers United States where we are based!

The selection criteria used here have been developed during our recent Sales Team expansion efforts over the past year, which have led to many new partnerships covering various regions of the United States.


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International Agents and Partners – Map and Directory

Domestic (U.S.) Distributors and Representatives – Map and Directory



Did You Know NexTek Is Fully ITAR Registered and Compliant?

Here at NexTek we have been ITAR-registered with the Department of State and their Directorate of Defense Trade Controls [DDTC] for well over 15 years. This means that we are fully compliant with Export Regulations and able to apply for licenses to export information or products as warranted.

We are proud to employ a dynamic team of U.S. Citizens, and we take security seriously for every project and solution we get involved with. Starting as an EMC consultation company over 30 years ago, our company and team of experts have been providing Surge Protection and EMI/RFI solutions into the Military and Government space from the very beginning.

Whether or not you need something special or that might be ITAR restricted, you should be able to feel confident that we have the experience, expertise, and knowledge to deal with any set of requirements that might come along.


Learn More About NexTek Regulatory Compliance



Lionheart Northwest Joins the NexTek Sales Team – New Rep Coverage for the Pacific Northwest!

Once again, we are excited to be able to announce a new local sales representation partnership…  This time providing full technical sales coverage in the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Learn more about Lionheart by visiting their website here (click the logo below!)

And to learn more and see our entire list of U.S. partners including a map of coverage, visit our Domestic Reps and Distributors page.

 



Now Available – Local Support Covering All Of Canada!

We are extremely excited to announce the formation of a brand new partnership covering Representation and Distribution of NexTek solutions for all of Canada.  We have selected Telepro, Inc to handle all Canadian inquiries, customers, and business directly through their headquarters in Quebec…They have local resources across the Canadian provinces, including offices in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Calgary!

As a highly technical sales and distribution organization, Telepro is ideally suited for acting as NexTek’s local agent for any and all opportunities, technical queries, and orders.  We are looking forward to expanding our ability to meet customer needs with local support, and growing our relationship and activity in Canada overall as a result!

Learn More About Telepro by clicking through to their website for more information.  If you are wondering who provides Representation or Distribution for your region of North America or the World, just follow these links to learn more:


Domestic Sales Representatives and Distributors – Map and Contact Information

Contact Us Page – Information for Direct Contact and International Distribution



Coming Soon To Our Lineup… A High Current Pi-Filter (C-L-C) for Maximum EMI Suppression

We have been designing and building feedthrough EMI Filters for high current (30Amps and above) AC and DC applications for nearly 30 years now. There have been multiple design iterations and some important innovations over this time period, but our filter products have been limited to C-Type filters only.
However, this is all about to change! Coming soon, we have a brand-new Pi Filter design for high-current applications. C-L-C Circuit Design means a sharper Insertion Loss curve once the filter turns on, and higher maximum filtering figures approaching 100dB of Loss.


A Small Preview of Design Features:

  • C-L-C aka Pi Filter Configuration
  • Extremely Compact Package for 180Amperes of Thru-Current
  • Available in a Wide Range of AC and DC Voltage Ratings
  • Optional Transient Suppression Available


Expect to learn more over the coming months as Datasheets, Product Pages, and more information will be available soon!