New GPS Surge Arrestors – Type N Units Available Now, TNC Units Available Later in 2018!

We are proud to announce that we are releasing two new “D Series” Fine Protection (FPL Series) devices for protecting GPS and other Global Navigation Band Receivers.

These products will completely replace the existing “B Series” Fine Protection Devices for GPS applications, the FPLNFNFBxxx and FPLTFTFBxxx units, in the near future.  Form, Fit, and Function details remain the same between the existing and new devices in order to allow for a simple and painless transition for existing users.

The Type N version is available now, and the TNC version will be available later in 2018;


Click the Product Photos below to learn more about each device


Type N – FPLNFNFDxxx


TNC – FPLTFTFDxxx


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns… Just get in touch with us directly!



Top Five Posts of 2017

Today we are taking a moment to look back at 2017 and our most popular posts for the year.

See below for the countdown and links to each post, starting with #5!


#5 – AS9100D Approval Announcement!


#4 – Compact Surge Protection as I/O Connectors


#3 – Learn How To Selection A Coaxial Arrestor For Your Application


#2 – Pi (C-L-C) EMI Filter Announcement


#1 – Featured Threat Type – Lightning Protection of Radio Communication Lines

Wireless Installation - Building Rooftop


With that, we are definitely looking forward to a great 2018…Stay Tuned for more content throughout the year!

-The NexTek Team


NexTek’s International Agent Network Continues To Expand – New Coverage For Southeast Asia!


As a part of our continued efforts to expand our Global Partner Network, we are proud to announce a new relationship with New Tech Venture which will provide coverage for the Southeast Asian region.  As always, we are excited to have a leading-edge technical sales firm providing top-notch local support for customers and potential customers in the area.

To learn more, visit our International Partners and Distributors Page

Explore more about New Tech Venture on their website; New Tech Venture



Announcement – NexTek Is Now AS9100D Certified!


We are extremely proud to announce that NexTek is now fully AS9100D Certified, in addition to our existing ISO9001:2015 certification.
The AS9100D Standard is specifically meant to help ensure Aerospace-Level Quality Control for suppliers serving the Aerospace and Avionics Industry, and is frequently required by Customers in the Commercial and Military/Government spaces.  In fact, AS9100D certification is becoming such a frequent Supplier Requirement that some companies are beginning to request or require certification even for non-aerospace programs or work.
Learn More About AS9100 on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS9100

View our AS9100D Certificate here [AS9100 Certificate in Color]

Also, be sure to visit our Regulatory Compliance Page for our ISO9001 certificate and other certificates and policy information.


If you have any questions or would like to know more, you can always Contact Us directly or get in touch with the Local NexTek Representative covering your region!


Announcement: NexTek Has New Representation For The Southern New York, New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania!

We are happy to announce our new Technical Sales partners, covering the Southern NY, NJ, and Eastern PA region; Sertech MCM!

As usual, we are excited to select Sertech as our partner for this region after an extensive search.  Sertech stands out as a highly skilled and technical organization, and we are confident that they will be able to provide local expertise and service that meets and exceeds our standards of excellence.

Learn more about Sertech MCM by visiting their website, just click the Logo Below:


To See a Full Coverage Map and Directory of NexTek’s Domestic Sales Partners, CLICK HERE.

To Learn more, Visit our Contact Us Page HERE.



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.


Learn More

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.


Learn More

International Agents and Partners – Map and Directory

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