Glossary of Terms - G

Gapless - Possessing no gaps, series or parallel, as in "gapless arrester".

Gapped MOV - An arrester construction type that refers to grading resistor gaps in series with a column of metal oxide varistor blocks; CPS's VariGAP arrester is considered a gapped MOV construction (refer to VariGAP.)

Gradient, Voltage - The voltage drop, or electrical difference, between two given points.

Ground Fault - Any undesired current path from a point of differing potential to ground.

Grounds or Grounding - Connecting one side or neutral of a circuit to the earth through low resistance or low impedance paths, to help prevent transmitting shocks to personnel.

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