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Electrical Symbols Standard Electrical Symbols For Electrical Schematic Diagrams

Edraw Max includes one set of the standard electrical symbols, which are smart, industrial standard and vector-based for electrical schematic diagrams. Most of electrical symbols can change their appearance, style and color according to the requirement. Electrical symbols are used to represent various electrical and electronic devices in a schematic diagram of an electrical or electronic circuit. The following table lists some basic electrical symbols in our electrical drawing software. Name Electrical Symbol Alternate Symbol Function Description A connection to earth. Used for zero potential reference and electrical shock protection. Equipotentiality is a symbol to identify parts that have the same voltage (ie same electrical potential ie equipotential). Since equipotential surfaces all have the same voltage, you won't get shocked if you touch two such surfaces (unless

ground

equipotentiality

of course you are also touching some OTHER part that has a different potential from the first two). Connected to the chassis of the circuit. Supplies electrical energy. A battery is more than one cell. Generates constant voltage. Represents a battery in an equipment package. A resistor restricts the flow of current, for example to limit the current passing through an LED. A resistor is used with a capacitor in a timing circuit. A box with input and control logic on one side, and output on the other.

chassis

battery

resister

attenuator

capacitor

A capacitor stores electric charge. A capacitor is used with a resistor in a timing circuit. It can also be used as a filter, to block DC signals but pass AC signals. Accumulators are designed to increase or relieve pressure in the system. A antenna is a radio antenna that can be made of a simple wire, with a centerfed driven element. A loop antenna is a radio antenna consisting of a loop (or loops) of wire, tubing, or other electrical conductor with its ends connected to a balanced transmission line. A crystal oscillator uses

accumulator

antenna

loop antenna

crystal

the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material to create an electrical signal with a very precise frequency. A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. A type of sacrificial overcurrent protection device. Represents low voltage and power fuses.

circuit breaker

fuse

ideal source generic component

transducer

inductor

A coil of wire which creates a magnetic field when current passes through it. It may have an iron core inside the coil. It can be used as a transducer converting electrical energy to mechanical energy by pulling on something. It is a passive twoterminal electrical component used to store energy in a magnetic field.

half inductor

pickup head

pulse saw tooch step function Explosive squib is often used in stage and film to trigger various special effects.

explosive squib

sensing link squib squib igniter Surge protectors protect your electronics from power surges in your electrical system. For example, a voltmeter is an instrument used for measuring electrical potential difference between two points in an electric circuit. The wattmeter is an instrument for measuring the electric power in watts of any given circuit.

surge protectors

instrument

material

delay element

delay element provides a specified delay between actuation of the propellantactuated devices and.

permanent magnet

A permanent magnet is is a material or object that produces a magnetic field.

magnet core

ferrite core

igniter plug The electric bell is found in a normal house doorbell, and when activated it makes a ringing sound. An electrical buzzer is similar to the bell, but instead of a single tone or bell sound it makes a constant buzz noise.

bell

buzzer

thermal element

thermocouple

thermopile A transducer which converts electrical energy to light,

lamp

which is used for a lamp providing illumination, for example a car headlamp or torch bulb. fluorescent lamp A speaker can take digital input and turn it into analogue sound waves. One of the most important parts of a wide range of electrical products like TVs and telephones.

speaker

microphone

oscillator

Produces a repetitive electronic signal, often a sine wave or a square wave. Alternating Current, continually changing direction.

AC source

DC source

Direct Current, always flowing in one direction.

The electrical symbols for most major basic electrical components can be found in this above table. However, each electrical component may have numerous possible representations. The electrical symbols can vary from country to country, but are today to a large extent internationally standardized. Some electrical symbols became virtually extinct with the development of new technologies. In cases where there is more than one common electrical symbol we have tried to give an alternate representation.