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One question we often see in the industry revolves around current injection testing – namely, what is the difference between primary and secondary current injection. How do you know which test unit you should request, so that you can avoid spending time and resources ordering a test kit that either offers too much or too little for your testing needs? 
Posted: 5/24/2017 7:00:00 AM
Frequently found in medium and high-voltage systems, protective relays help ensure the safety and reliability of today’s electrical power systems. These tools are compliant for IEC 61850 environments, can handle high burden electromechanical conditions, and are often able to test multiple scenarios in an all-in-one device. Protection test engineers utilize relay equipment throughout the lifespan of a relay to conduct any one of these three common protective relay tests: 
Posted: 5/17/2017 6:54:35 AM
Lately, we’ve received some questions about renting equipment in 19” racks that range from 12U up to 42U, and the benefits of an ATEC custom rack. Custom built racks are test equipment systems that can provide you with a variety of advantages, all of which are catered to your individual needs and give you full control. 
Posted: 5/10/2017 7:00:00 AM
X-ray fluorescence, or XRF, is a non-destructive testing method used to identify and analyze the chemical compound of materials.  XRF analyzers assess the chemical breakdown of a substance by determining the fluorescent x-ray emitted from the test sample when it is stimulated by a primary x-ray source. Though we all have come to know XRF analyzers as a go-to tool for identifying lead in paint, they are essential to many other applications as well. Here are just three other testing scenarios where having an XRF analyzer is critical.
Posted: 5/3/2017 7:00:00 AM
​With the ubiquity of handheld devices and other electronics, there has been a growing concern about electromagnetic frequency (EMF) – or more accurately, radiation frequency (RF). Biological effects can appear as a result of exposure to RF energy. Often referred to as “thermal” effects, RF exposure can quickly create heat within biological tissue and thereby increase your body temperature, causing irrevocable damage. At low exposure levels, studies have been conducted to measure the correlation between radiation frequency and cancer. Although the results are inconclusive, RF is still a hot button topic for many. And given the fact that – regardless of what we believe it to be capable of – we are hit with low level RF exposure all the time, it’s in everyone’s best interest to protect against exposure when possible.
Posted: 4/26/2017 7:00:00 AM
Three-phase testing devices, like the OMICRON Testrano 600, are crucial to completing tests quickly, accurately, and safely. Because you can run three tests simultaneously, you’ll have to set up for that round of tests just once, as opposed to going back and forth to the power transformer each time. There’s less margin for error with fewer trips made, and when you’re spending less time setting up between tests, you can shave your time by one-third of what it would be with a conventional, single-phase transformer test set. Testing on three-phases opens up the possibility to conduct more tests, simultaneously. Here are just a few you could run concurrently on a three-phase power transformer. 
Posted: 4/18/2017 2:18:04 PM
The demand for cleaner energy and sustainable technology is becoming greater across various industries. The automotive industry is no exception, and has shifted focus to produce electric vehicles in order to grow with the market. New advancements that can offer better features, lower emissions, higher performance, more effective power converters, and faster charging are common market demands, and electric vehicle companies are racing to answer these needs. In order for electric car manufacturers to design a high-functioning, decidedly marketable car, they need to be able to test the battery charger for its power and efficiency. That’s where a grid simulator comes in. 
Posted: 4/12/2017 7:00:00 AM
When it comes to test and measurement equipment, you can probably make a solid case for either renting or purchasing. However, as Advanced Test Equipment Rentals has grown over the past 30 years, we’ve had many of our customers come back time and time again because the benefits of renting test equipment were unbeatable. Whether you’re looking to save money or avoid product depreciation, here are just a few perks of renting test equipment from ATEC. 
Posted: 4/5/2017 7:00:00 AM
As technology and its innumerable capabilities grow, so too do the standards by which the world measures for compliance. There have been multiple revisions and updates to MIL Standards, and with that, equipment suited for testing has also adapted to keep up with the changes. Being able to get the right equipment is key to testing. Here are five of the latest test equipment solutions for MIL Standards that you can rent at ATEC. 
Posted: 3/29/2017 7:00:00 AM
Fluke, a leading manufacturer of certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals, just released the latest in copper cabling equipment, the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer. Now part of the Versiv Cable Certification Family, the DSX-8000 joins the likes of the DSX-5000, an earlier generation cable analyzer, to offer accurate, error-free certification.
Posted: 3/22/2017 6:58:20 AM
A global leader in providing test equipment rental solutions, Advanced Test Equipment Rentals now carries the Fluke DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer. Confirmed by Intertek to meet the ANSI/TIA-1152-A Level 2G requirements for measurement accuracy, the DSX-8000 helps data communications installers complete system acceptance for copper and fiber jobs quickly and accurately. 
Posted: 3/16/2017 7:42:37 AM
ESD guns, or electrostatic discharge guns, test the immunity of a device to electrostatic discharge. A vital piece of EMC equipment, ESD testing is necessary for a device to receive a CE mark (a symbol that denotes whether or not a product is allowed to be sold legally within the European Economic). The CE marking indicates safety and compliance, and that the device will not interfere with the use or function of other nearby electrical products. It also says that the marked device won’t cause shock and harm to a person that comes into contact with it – aka, the CE mark is a pretty big deal. In order to meet the requirements necessary for CE marking and create a safe product, a device must be put under three distinct test models for electrostatic discharge – human body, machine, and charged device.
Posted: 3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
At Advanced Test Equipment Rentals, we’re dedicated to offering the best rental solutions to suit your needs: which is why we carry Newtons4th Flicker & Harmonics testing solution. The Newtons4th PPA5531 Flicker & Harmonics Analyzer and IMP753 3 Phase Impedance Network – two recent additions to our constantly growing fleet of test equipment – are available for rent and can be ordered with next-day shipping.
Posted: 3/2/2017 6:52:08 AM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), a global leader in electronic test and measurement equipment rentals with products from over 300 manufacturers, announced that it now carries the Newtons4th PPA5531 Flicker & Harmonics Analyzer and IMP753 3 Phase Impedance Network. Newtons4th (N4L) designs, manufactures and supports innovative electronic equipment, and is accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025 for Voltage, Current, Power, Phase, Harmonics and Flicker.
Posted: 1/24/2017 7:23:34 AM
Gabe Alcala, Business Development Manager at Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), has just been elected Chairperson of the San Diego Section of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization. Alcala has been an IEEE member for four years. This is his first year holding the office of Section Chairperson.
Posted: 1/17/2017 8:25:30 AM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), a global leader in electronic equipment rentals with products from over 300 manufacturers, has announced that it now carries the newly released Teseq NSG 3150. A premiere manufacturer of comprehensive EMC systems for immunity and emissions testing, Teseq designed the NSG 3150 to exceed industry standards, reduce testing time and save precious lab space.
Posted: 1/12/2017 10:28:06 AM
The new Pacific Power Source AFX Series revolutionary design allows it to output 15kVA at only 4U (7”) height. The 3150 AFX outputs both AC and DC power, and is preprogrammed for testing a wide variety of products for military, aviation, smartgrid, automotive and more.
Posted: 9/1/2016 7:35:18 AM
Experience the 2016 San Diego Test Equipment Showcase for manufacturer product demos, procurement and rental opportunities, networking, raffle prizes, and a complimentary lunch.
Posted: 8/26/2016 2:58:30 PM
This year, the EMC Symposium Exhibition took place at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON Canada. Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) was a featured exhibitor at the symposium, sponsoring the shuttle buses to the welcome reception and hotel room keys, and provided all the test equipment for product demos.
Posted: 8/17/2016 8:42:22 AM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC)—a global leader in the renting, leasing and selling of equipment for the commissioning and maintaining of substations, power transformers, switchgear, high voltage power lines and a variety of other tests—has entered into an agreement with Megger to carry the Megger TRAX Transformer and Substation Test System.
Posted: 6/2/2016 10:37:57 AM
ATEC has entered into a partnering agreement with AE Techron to carry the 3110 Audio-Bandwidth Standards Waveform Generator for short and long term rentals.
Posted: 5/12/2016 7:17:48 AM
San Diego, CA, April 26, 2016 --( Gabe Alcala Secretary of IEEE San Diego Section, and Quality Manager at Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), will be in Anaheim, CA to speak at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) May 16 – 18.
Posted: 4/27/2016 8:24:27 AM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) a worldwide leading rental company of test equipment has entered into a partnering agreement with EMC Partner to carry the AVI3000 Indirect Lightning Generator for rent.
Posted: 4/14/2016 7:00:00 AM
The aerospace and defense industry is facing a crisis. Since 2008 there have been public projections of a labor force shortage. Many engineering majors straight out of college begin working for web-based companies, or choose careers in non-traditional fields.
Posted: 4/13/2016 8:03:37 AM
Many are familiar with the 2004 Fluke DTX CableAnalyzer. “Network Cabling World” hails the Fluke DTX as “the most popular [model] on the market today. There are over 40,000 units in circulation.” They also mention its accuracy “The Fluke 1800 will reduce your testing budget by up to 33%.”
Posted: 4/7/2016 11:48:51 AM
Do you literally have what it takes to produce radiated susceptibility? Whether you have done signal testing before, or are new to the field, it is always good to go back to basics. Here is a list of the top must-haves for testing radiated susceptibility from signal generators to antenna accessories.
Posted: 3/22/2016 12:59:19 PM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) and NH Research, Inc. (NHR) today announced an agreement for ATEC as an authorized rental partner of the NHR 9200 Battery Test System.  The 9200 provides Automated Characterization, Power Cycling & Life-Cycle Testing of Battery Modules & Packs.
Posted: 3/20/2016 2:15:19 PM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) today announced an expansion of its authorized rental distributor agreement with Fluke Networks to include the Fluke Networks OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet, the first tablet specifically designed for network engineers.
Posted: 3/19/2016 2:19:36 PM
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) now rents Fluke 1736 power loggers for data collection of power, voltage, current, harmonics and other power quality values. ATEC—a leading rental company of test and measurement equipment for a variety of industries...
Posted: 3/17/2016 9:43:26 AM
 Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), an award-winning leader in test and measurement equipment rentals, is proud to announce the availability of the Instruments For Industry (IFI) PT-KW HP Series Pulse TWT Microwave Power Amplifiers for lease.
Posted: 3/17/2016 9:39:04 AM
Whether it is a temporary position, or a direct hire, finding the right skill set and personality fit are crucial to a company's success. This brought me to the question: "What do companies look for in engineers?"
Posted: 3/3/2016 7:35:25 AM
Empower RF Systems provides best in class RF and Microwave amplifiers and modules from 10Khz to 6Ghz with 10 watts to 10 Kilowatts output power- ideal for wireless infrastructure testing and radiated immunity compliance testing with field strengths that go beyond...
Posted: 4/27/2015 2:25:22 PM