EMI on the coaxial shield is shunted to the chassis ground through capacitors, while not affecting the DC and power supply frequencies. This reduces ground loop problems and provides a mechanism to harmlessly dissipate ESD to chassis ground. The RF parameters of these connectors are the same as their non-filtered counterparts. Filtering does not affect the signal contact, but only the shell-to-ground connection. Capacitively decoupled RF connectors are intermateable and inter-changeable with standard non-filtered versions.