Definitions for jargon, scientific terms and phrases used at Harwin and across the connector and electronics industries.
Gecko-SL (Gecko Screw-Lok)
Also known as Earth. Either a direct, physical connection to the earth itself, or a reference point on a circuit from which voltage is measured. The physical connection to earth provides a route to overload or leak excess current or interference current away from the circuit. This is called an Earth Return, and helps prevent static build-up, overloads or dangerous currents. The Earth is so enormous that it can absorb an unlimited amount of current without changing its potential (which is effectively zero).
The physical path from the connection to Ground or Earth.