Unit G℧
Name gigamho
Category Electrical Conductance
Details In the field of electrical conductance, a unit gigamho (abbreviated G℧) represents one billion (1,000,000,000) mhos, which is a unit used to measure the conductance of an electrical component or device. Conductance is the ability of a material to allow electric current to flow through it, and it is the reciprocal of resistance, which measures the opposition to electric current.

The term 'mho' is derived from the reciprocal of 'ohm,' which is the standard unit for measuring electrical resistance. Gigamho (G℧) is a combination of the prefix 'giga' denoting one billion and 'mho' representing conductance. Therefore, 1 G℧ is equal to 1,000,000,000 times the basic unit of electrical conductance, i.e., 1 G℧ = 1,000,000,000 mhos.

In the International System of Units (SI), the standard unit for conductance is siemens (S). In this system, 1 gigamho (G℧) is equivalent to 1 gigasiemen (GS), i.e., 1 G℧ = 1 GS.

Gigamho (G℧) is typically used to quantify extremely high conductance values in various electrical and electronic applications, such as semiconductor devices, power systems, communication systems, and conductivity of materials.