The connectors that are fitted with gold plated contacts have the advantage of preventing oxidation and maintain performance after years of use. Another great property of gold is that it is an excellent electrical conductor. For comparison, if pure copper has a relative conductivity of 100 then gold is only 31% lower than copper, while nickel is 76% lower than copper.
The connectors that are fitted with silver contacts have the advantage of preventing oxidation and maintain performance after years of use. Silver has the highest conductivity, even better than copper and much better than gold. It's also soft, which means the mating connectors squeeze together making a larger contact area, and thus lower contact resistance. Silver is also easy to solder, which makes soldered connections to silver plated connectors likewise reliable and extremely conductive.
Unfortunately it is still common for standard HDMI cables to become detached or loosened and create intermittent up to complete signal loss, to avoid these unwanted disconnections the CLV210A has a smart Semi-Lock feature specially designed to up the withdrawal force for unplugging the connector.
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