The SHV coaxial connector is constructed using ceramic-to-metal sealing technology, and is designed to mate with a standard 10 kV SHV plug. The smaller diameter of the connector does not compromise the 10 kV voltage rating. The new receptacles have a temperature range of -270 to 450C (-454 to 840F) and can handle currents up to 2 A and voltages up to 10 kV. The connector is nonmagnetic and provides increased flexibility due to its smaller size.