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Gas tight connection An electrical connection of sufficient pressure to prevent the intrusion of a corrosive atmosphere into the contact area.
Gigabit When used as a rate of measuring data transfer rates, a gigabit equals 1,000,000,000 bits.
Gold flash plating A very thin plating, usually 3 to 5 micro inches, only enough metal to uniformly cover the surface of the base metal.
Ground A connection between an electrical circuit and some conducting body, such as a cable wire ground to the metal housing of a connector.
Header Generic term usually referring to a male connector or plug.
hi temp A connector designed with materials that can withstand extremely high temperatures.
high-density A connector design that incorporates a larger number of contacts in a smaller housing by decreasing the spacing between contacts.
hot pluggable Referring to the ability of a cable assembly to be plugged into a computer system or device without turning off the computer or rebooting.
Hot Swappable The ability to disconnect and reconnect device in a system without turning it off.
Housing The part of a connector that holds the contacts. Also referred to as the connector insulator.