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Design elements - Electrical and telecom

The vector stencils library "Electrical and telecom" contains 83 symbols of electrical and telecommunication equipment for electrical drawings and wiring diagrams of buildings, communication centers, power plants and electrical distribution systems.
"An electrical drawing, is a type of technical drawing that shows information about power, lighting, and communication for an engineering or architectural project." [Electrical drawing. Wikipedia]
Use the design elements library "Electrical and telecom" to design your own electrical drawings, plot plans of the building outside electrical wiring, floor plans with electrical and telecommunication systems layout, power-riser diagrams with panel boards, control wiring diagrams and cabling layout schemes, reflected ceiling plans and lighting panels layouts using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The shapes library "Electrical and telecom" is included in the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Electrical and telecom symbols
Electrical and telecom symbols, watchman's station, watchman's central station, wall mounted, telephone box, data junction box, hardware, wall mounted, electrical junction box, hardware, wall light, three, poly phase, thermostat, telephone outlet, telephone key system, surface fluorescent light, stereo speaker outlet, stereo outlet, socket outlet, power outlet, switched socket, socket outlet, power outlet, double socket, socket outlet, power outlet, single phase, signal central station, push button, pull-cord switch, outside antenna, outdoor lightning, bollard, outdoor lightning, motion sensor, modular fluorescent fitting, main control, intake, maid's dignal plug, magnetic door hold, luminaire ceiling mount, light bar, intercom, inside antenna, illuminated emergency sign, emergency sign, horn, hold open unit,  electro magnetic door, ground connection, ground, fire alarm station, fire alarm sounder, fire alarm, fire alarm central station, fire alarm bell, enclosed ceiling luminaire, emergency release button, emergency light, emergency lightning point, electrical switch, switch, multi-switch, electrical switch, switch, electrical service panel, service panel, electric, door opener, electric motors, down lighter, doorbell transformer, doorbell chime, doorbell, dimmer switch, digital satellite system, detector, surface mounted, heat detector, smoke detector, city fire alarm station, fire alarm station, ceiling fan, exhaust fan fixture, card reader, access system, cable television outlet, television outlet, cable TV outlet, TV outlet, buzzer, battery, batten fluorescent, automatic fire alarm device, annunciator,
The vector stencils library "Terminals and connectors" contains 43 element symbols of terminals, connectors, plugs, polarized connectors, jacks, coaxial cables, and conductors.
Use it for drawing the wiring diagrams, electrical layouts, electronic schematics, and circuit diagrams.
"An electrical connector is an electro-mechanical device for joining electrical circuits as an interface using a mechanical assembly. Connectors consist of plugs (male-ended) and jacks (female-ended). The connection may be temporary, as for portable equipment, require a tool for assembly and removal, or serve as a permanent electrical joint between two wires or devices. An adapter can be used to effectively bring together dissimilar connectors.
There are hundreds of types of electrical connectors. Connectors may join two lengths of flexible copper wire or cable, or connect a wire or cable or optical interface to an electrical terminal.
In computing, an electrical connector can also be known as a physical interface... Cable glands, known as cable connectors in the US, connect wires to devices mechanically rather than electrically and are distinct from quick-disconnects performing the latter." [Electrical connector. Wikipedia]
"A terminal is the point at which a conductor from an electrical component, device or network comes to an end and provides a point of connection to external circuits. A terminal may simply be the end of a wire or it may be fitted with a connector or fastener. In network analysis, terminal means a point at which connections can be made to a network in theory and does not necessarily refer to any real physical object. In this context, especially in older documents, it is sometimes called a "pole".
The connection may be temporary, as seen in portable equipment, may require a tool for assembly and removal, or may be a permanent electrical joint between two wires or devices.
All electric cell have two terminals. The first is the positive terminal and the second is the negative terminal. The positive terminal looks like a metal cap and the negative terminal looks like a metal disc. The current flows from the positive terminal, and out through the negative terminal, replicative of current flow (positive (+) to negative (-) flow)." [Terminal (electronics). Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Terminals and connectors" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Terminal and connector symbols
Terminal and connector symbols, terminal board, terminal strip, small, D connector, D-type connector, shielded, RCA, plug, shielded, RCA, jack, normalled, jack, circuit, male contact, large, D connector, D-type connector, female contact, coaxial, outside conductor, coaxial plug, coaxial jack, circuit terminal, center conductor coaxial, outside conductor, chassis, cable termination, single line, cable termination, complete, adapter, male-male, adapter, male-female, C header connector, 15 pin, type C, AC out, AC power out, 3-conductor, polarized connector, male, 3-conductor, polarized connector, female, 2-conductor, plug, 2-conductor, nonpolarized connector, male, 2-conductor, nonpolarized connector, female, 2-conductor, jack,
The vector stencils library "Switches and relays" contains 58 symbols of electrical contacts, switches, relays, circuit breakers, selectors, connectors, disconnect devices, switching circuits, current regulators, and thermostats for electrical devices.
"In electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.
The most familiar form of switch is a manually operated electromechanical device with one or more sets of electrical contacts, which are connected to external circuits. Each set of contacts can be in one of two states: either "closed" meaning the contacts are touching and electricity can flow between them, or "open", meaning the contacts are separated and the switch is nonconducting. The mechanism actuating the transition between these two states (open or closed) can be either a "toggle" (flip switch for continuous "on" or "off") or "momentary" (push-for "on" or push-for "off") type.
A switch may be directly manipulated by a human as a control signal to a system, such as a computer keyboard button, or to control power flow in a circuit, such as a light switch. Automatically operated switches can be used to control the motions of machines, for example, to indicate that a garage door has reached its full open position or that a machine tool is in a position to accept another workpiece. Switches may be operated by process variables such as pressure, temperature, flow, current, voltage, and force, acting as sensors in a process and used to automatically control a system. ... A switch that is operated by another electrical circuit is called a relay. Large switches may be remotely operated by a motor drive mechanism. Some switches are used to isolate electric power from a system, providing a visible point of isolation that can be padlocked if necessary to prevent accidental operation of a machine during maintenance, or to prevent electric shock." [Switch. Wikipedia]
"A relay is an electrically operated switch. Many relays use an electromagnet to mechanically operate a switch, but other operating principles are also used, such as solid-state relays. Relays are used where it is necessary to control a circuit by a low-power signal (with complete electrical isolation between control and controlled circuits), or where several circuits must be controlled by one signal. The first relays were used in long distance telegraph circuits as amplifiers: they repeated the signal coming in from one circuit and re-transmitted it on another circuit. Relays were used extensively in telephone exchanges and early computers to perform logical operations.
A type of relay that can handle the high power required to directly control an electric motor or other loads is called a contactor. Solid-state relays control power circuits with no moving parts, instead using a semiconductor device to perform switching. Relays with calibrated operating characteristics and sometimes multiple operating coils are used to protect electrical circuits from overload or faults; in modern electric power systems these functions are performed by digital instruments still called "protective relays"." [Relay. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Switches and relays" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Switch and relay symbols
Switch and relay symbols, two way contact, time delay make, open switch, time-delay closing, TDC, time delay make, normally open, time delay break, normally closed, time delay break, closed switch, time-delay opening, TDO, thermostat, temperature switch, temperature sensitive switch, temperature actuated switch, switch disconnector, isolating-switch, stay put, contact without spring return, spring return, make, spring return, break, spring return, shorting selector, make-before-break, shorting, bridging,  contact transfer, selector switch, break-before-make, nonshorting, nonbridging, contact transfer, safety interlock, circuit opening, relay contacts, relay coil, relay, pushbutton, make, circuit closing, mushroom head, push-pull head, pushbutton, break, circuit opening, mushroom head, push-pull head, pushbutton, 2-circuit, circuit opening, break, proximity limit switch, directly actuated, spring returned, normally closed, pressure actuated switch, pilot light, passing make-contact, mercury switch, manual switch, manually operated switch, make contact, liquid level actuated switch, limit switch, directly actuated, spring returned, normally open, limit switch, directly actuated, spring returned, normally closed, limit switch, isolator, inertia switch, gas flow actuated switch, fuse, flow actuated, circuit breaker, change-over contact, break contact, SPST, single-pole, single-throw, switch, SPDT, single-pole, double-throw, switch, DPST, double-pole, single-throw, switch, DPDT, double-pole, double-throw, switch, 4 position, switch, 3 position, three-position, switch, 2 position, switch,
The vector stencils library "Delay elements" contains 12 symbols of delay elements for drawing electrical schematics and electronic circuit diagrams.
"An analog delay line is a network of electrical components connected in series, where each individual element creates a time difference or phase change between its input signal and its output signal. It operates on analog signals whose amplitude varies continuously. An example is a bucket-brigade device. Other types of delay line include acoustic, magnetostrictive, and surface acoustic wave devices. A series of RC networks can be cascaded to form a delay. A long transmission line can also provide a delay element. The delay time of an analog delay line may be only a few nanoseconds or several milliseconds, limited by the practical size of the physical medium used to delay the signal and the propagation speed of impulses in the medium." [Analog delay line. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Delay elements" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Delay element symbols
Delay element symbols, delay element,
The vector stencils library "Qualifying" contains 56 qualifying symbols of radiation, polarity, phase, windings, wire, ground, connection, connector, coaxial, electret.
Use these signs to annotate or specify characteristics of objects in electrical drawings, electronic schematics, circuit diagrams, electromechanical drawings, and wiring diagrams, cabling layout diagrams.
"An electrical drawing, is a type of technical drawing that shows information about power, lighting, and communication for an engineering or architectural project. Any electrical working drawing consists of "lines, symbols, dimensions, and notations to accurately convey an engineering's design to the workers, who install the electrical system on the job".
A complete set of working drawings for the average electrical system in large projects usually consists of:
(1) A plot plan showing the building's location and outside electrical wiring.
(2) Floor plans showing the location of electrical systems on every floor.
(3) Power-riser diagrams showing panel boards.
(4) Control wiring diagrams.
(5) Schedules and other information in combination with construction drawings.
Electrical drafters prepare wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who erect, install, and repair electrical equipment and wiring in communication centers, power plants, electrical distribution systems, and buildings." [Electrical drawing. Wikipedia]
The signs example "Design elements - Qualifying" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Qualifying symbols
Qualifying symbols, special connector, cable indicator, radiation, radiation travel, direction, positive polarity, phase, windings, wire, connection, zigzag, phase, windings, wire, connection, star, phase, windings, wire, connection, polygon, phase, windings, wire, connection, fork, phase, windings, wire, connection, double star, phase, windings, wire, connection, double delta, phase, windings, wire, connection, delta, phase, windings, wire, connection, neutral, conductor, negative polarity, multiple-phase, electret, coaxial line, coaxial,
The vector stenvils library "Outlets" contains 57 symbols of electrical outlets for drawing building interior design, electrical floor plans and layouts of AC power plugs and sockets.
"AC power plugs and sockets are devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to the primary alternating current (AC) power supply in a building. Electrical plugs and sockets differ in voltage and current rating, shape, size and type of connectors. The types used in each country are set by national standards, some of which are listed in the IEC technical report TR 60083, Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in member countries of IEC.
Plugs and sockets for portable appliances started becoming available in the 1880s, to replace connections to light sockets with easier to use wall-mounted outlets. A proliferation of types developed to address the issues of convenience and protection from electric shock. Today there are approximately 20 types in common use around the world, and many obsolete socket types are still found in older buildings. Co-ordination of technical standards has allowed some types of plugs to be used over wide regions to facilitate trade in electrical appliances, and for the convenience of travellers and consumers of imported electrical goods. Some multi-standard sockets allow use of several different types of plugs; improvised or unapproved adapters between incompatible sockets and plugs may not provide the full safety and performance of an approved adapter." [AC power plugs and sockets. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Outlets" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Electrical outlet symbols
Electrical outlet symbols, weatherproof phone outlet, weatherproof convenience outlet, weatherproof TV outlet, wall phone outlet, wall mounted, data, telephone, outlet, wall mounted, data outlet, vapor discharge lamp outlet, triplex outlet, television outlet, telephone outlet, switch, convenience outlet, split wired, triplex outlet, split wired, duplex outlet, special-purpose outlet, special-purpose connection, provision for connection, single outlet, switch, single outlet, range outlet, radio, convenience outlet, radio outlet, quadruplex outlet, pull switch, phone feed, multi-purpose outlet, multi-outlet assembly, local area network outlet, LAN outlet, lamp holder, pull switch, lamp holder, junction box, heavy duty outlet, convenience outlet, heavy duty outlet, floor special-purpose outlet, floor receptacle, floor phone outlet, floor mounted, outlet, floor TV outlet, fiber outlet, fax outlet, fan outlet, exit light outlet, emergency circuit single outlet, emergency circuit quadruplex outlet, emergency circuit duplex outlet, electrical outlet, duplex special-purpose outlet, duplex ground fault interrupter, duplex convenience outlet, drop outlet, door phone outlet, dedicated duplex outlet, data, voice, power, floor mounted, outlet, computer data outlet, clock hanger outlet, mounted , blanked outlet, TV, phone, outlet, TV feed, 240v outlet,

How to Create an Electrical Diagram Using ConceptDraw PRO

There are many of different electric circuit symbols that can be used in a circuit diagram. Knowing how to read circuit diagrams is a useful skill not only for professionals, but for any person who can start creating his own small home electronic projects. The circuit diagram shows the scheme of a location of components and connections of the electrical circuit using a set of standard symbols. It can be use for graphical documentation of an electrical circuit components. The ability to  create electrical diagrams and schematic using ConceptDraw PRO is delivered by the Electrical Engineering solution. The solution supplied with samples, templates and libraries of design elements for drawing electrical schematics, digital and analog logic, circuit and wiring schematics and diagrams, power systems diagrams, maintenance and repair diagrams for electronics and electrical engineering. Read more
The vector stencils library "Electrical circuits" contains 49 element symbols of electrical and electronic devices, including ignitors, starters, transmitters, circuit protectors, transducers, radio and audio equipment.
Use it for drawing electronic circuit diagrams and electrical schematics in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Ground, ground connection, ground,
Equipotentiality, equipotentiality,
Igniter plug
Igniter plug, igniter plug,
Junction, junction,
Chassis, chassis, frame ground connection,
Chassis 2
Chassis 2, chassis, frame ground connection,
Capacitor, fixed capacitor, capacitor,
Variable capacitor
Variable capacitor, variable capacitor, capacitor,
Capacitor 2
Capacitor 2, fixed capacitor, capacitor,
Variable capacitor 2
Variable capacitor 2, variable capacitor, capacitor,
Antenna, antenna,
Antenna 2
Antenna 2, loop antenna, antenna,
Circuit breaker
Circuit breaker,
Fuse, fuse,
Fuse 2
Fuse 2, fuse,
Alarm fuse
Alarm fuse, alarm fuse, fuse,
Alarm fuse 2
Alarm fuse 2, alarm fuse, fuse,
Circular generic component
Circular generic component, component,
Rectangular generic component
Rectangular generic component, component,
Transducer, transducer,
Capacitive transducer
Capacitive transducer, capacitive transducer, transducer,
Non-capacitive transducer
Non-capacitive transducer, non-capacitive transducer, transducer,
Recording pickup head
Recording pickup head, pickup head, recording pickup head,
Reproducing pickup head
Reproducing pickup head, pickup head, reproducing pickup head,
Positive pulse
Positive pulse, pulse,
Negative pulse
Negative pulse,
Alternating pulse
Alternating pulse, pulse,
Saw tooth
Saw tooth, saw tooth, signal,
Positive step function
Positive step function, step function,
Negative step function
Negative step function,
Explosive squib
Explosive squib, explosive squib, electric explosive squib,
Sensing link squib
Sensing link squib, sensing link squib, electric sensing link squib,
Squib ignitor
Squib ignitor, squib ignitor, electric squib ignitor,
Unspecified material
Unspecified material, material,
Solid material
Solid material, solid material, material,
Semiconducting material
Semiconducting material, semiconducting material, material,
Liquid, liquid, liquid material,
Insulating material
Insulating material, material, insulating material,
Gas, gas, gas material,
Electret, electret, electret material, material,
Surge protector
Surge protector, surge protector,
Multigap surge protector
Multigap surge protector, multigap surge protector, surge protector,
Valve surge protector
Valve surge protector, valve surge protector, surge protector,
Electrolytic surge protector
Electrolytic surge protector, electrolytic surge protector, surge protector,
Carbon block surge protector
Carbon block surge protector, carbon block surge protector, surge protector,
Protective gap surge protector
Protective gap surge protector, protective gap surge protector, protective gap, surge protector,
Sphere gap surge protector
Sphere gap surge protector, sphere gap surge protector, sphere gap, surge protector,
Horn gap surge protector
Horn gap surge protector, horn gap surge protector, horn gap, surge protector,
Circuit breaker
Circuit breaker, circuit breaker,