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Electrical Symbols — Switches and Relays

Electrical Symbols — Switches and Relays

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 mechanism of a switch may be operated directly by a human operator to control a circuit (for example, a light switch or a keyboard button), may be operated by a moving object such as a door-operated switch, or may be operated by some sensing element for pressure, temperature or flow. A relay is a switch that is operated by electricity. Switches are made to handle a wide range of voltages and currents; very large switches may be used to isolate high-voltage circuits in electrical substations. 26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw PRO make your electrical diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the electrical diagram. Read more

How To use Switches in Network Diagram

Special libraries of highly detailed, accurate shapes and computer graphics, servers, hubs, switches, printers, mainframes, face plates, routers etc. Read more

Cisco Switches and Hubs. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

Cisco switches and hubs deliver the best performance, and often used as network solutions for small businesses, enterprises, data centers. Cisco switches are the core interconnect devices of each computer network. The numerous Cisco switches specifically designed for various applications. Network switches are separated for two types: fixed configuration and modular switches. The fixed configuration switches deprecate swapping or adding another module, and vice versa for modular switch. Read more
This electrical floor plan sample shows the lighting and switch layout.
"In building wiring, a light switch is a switch, most commonly used to operate electric lights, permanently connected equipment, or electrical outlets. Portable lamps such as table lamps will have a light switch mounted on the socket, base, or in-line with the cord. Manually operated on/off switches may be substituted by remote control switches, or light dimmers that allow controlling the brightness of lamps as well as turning them on or off. Light switches are also found in flashlights and automobiles and other vehicles." [Light switch. Wikipedia]
The electrical floor plan example "Lighting and switch layout" 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 floor plan
Electrical floor plan, weatherproof switch, wall, outdoor lightning, luminaire ceiling mount, light bar, four-way switch, double pole switch, double door, door, dimmer switch, bow window, batten fluorescent, automatic door switch,
The vector stencils library "Switches" contains 25 symbols of electrical and light switches and breakers.
"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.
A switch may be directly manipulated by a human as a control signal to a system, ... 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. For example, a thermostat is a temperature-operated switch used to control a heating process. A switch that is operated by another electrical circuit is called a relay." [Switch. Wikipedia]
Use the design elements library "Switches" for drawing light switches layouts, electrical and telecommunication equipment floor plans for building design and construction using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The shapes library "Switches" is included in the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Electrical switch symbols
Electrical switch symbols, weatherproof, circuit breaker, weatherproof switch, weatherproof fused switch, three-way switch, switch, timer, switch, pilot lamp, switch control, single pole, double throw switch, single pole switch, remote control switch, momentary contact switch, low voltage, switch, low voltage, master switch, key operated switch, pilot light, key operated switch, horizontally mounted, switch, glow switch toggle, fused switch, four-way switch, electrolier switch, double pole switch, dimmer switch, circuit breaker, automatic door switch,
The vector stencils library "Cisco switches and hubs" contains 26 symbols of Cisco switches and hubs for drawing computer network diagrams.
"A switch is a device used on a computer network to physically connect devices together. Multiple cables can be connected to a switch to enable networked devices to communicate with each other. Switches manage the flow of data across a network by only transmitting a received message to the device for which the message was intended. Each networked device connected to a switch can be identified using a MAC address, allowing the switch to regulate the flow of traffic. This maximises security and efficiency of the network. Because of these features, a switch is often considered more "intelligent" than a network hub. Hubs neither provide security, or identification of connected devices. This means that messages have to be transmitted out of every port of the hub, greatly degrading the efficiency of the network." [Network switch. Wikipedia]
"An Ethernet hub, active hub, network hub, repeater hub, multiport repeater or hub is a device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices together and making them act as a single network segment. It has multiple input/output (I/O) ports, in which a signal introduced at the input of any port appears at the output of every port except the original incoming. A hub works at the physical layer (layer 1) of the OSI model. The device is a form of multiport repeater. Repeater hubs also participate in collision detection, forwarding a jam signal to all ports if it detects a collision." [Ethernet hub. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Cisco switches and hubs - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Cisco hub
Cisco hub, Cisco hub,
100BaseT hub
100BaseT hub, 100BaseT hub,
Small hub
Small hub, small hub,
Workgroup switch
Workgroup switch, workgroup switch,
Workgroup switch, subdued
Workgroup switch, subdued, workgroup switch,
Voice-enabled workgroup switch
Voice-enabled workgroup switch, voice-enabled workgroup switch, voice switch,
ATM switch
ATM switch, ATM switch,
LAN2LAN switch
LAN2LAN switch, LAN2LAN switch,
ISDN switch
ISDN switch, ISDN switch,
MGX 8000 multiservice switch
MGX 8000 multiservice switch, MGX 8000 multi service switch,
Multilayer switch with Si
Multilayer switch with Si, multilayer switch with Si,
Multilayer switch
Multilayer switch, multilayer switch, layer 3 switch,
Multilayer switch with Si, subdued
Multilayer switch with Si, subdued, multilayer switch with Si,
Program switch
Program switch, program switch,
Data center switch
Data center switch, data center switch, service module,
Voice-enabled ATM switch
Voice-enabled ATM switch, voice-enabled ATM switch,
IP DSL switch
IP DSL switch, IP DSL switch,
Content switch
Content switch, content switch,
Content service switch 1100
Content service switch 1100, content service switch 1100,
Virtual layer switch
Virtual layer switch, virtual layer switch,
Layer 2 remote switch
Layer 2 remote switch, layer 2 remote switch,
Server switch
Server switch, server switch,
Multilayer remote switch
Multilayer remote switch, multilayer remote switch,
Multifabric server switch
Multifabric server switch, multifabric server switch,
Access gateway
Access gateway, access gateway,
Long-Reach CPE
Long-Reach CPE, long reach CPE,

VMware vNetwork Distributied Switch (vDS). Computer and Network Examples

The VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) is the new virtual switch (vSwitch) with vSphere 4 that extends the set of features of the VMware vNetwork Standard Switch (vSS). The VMware vSS is the base-level virtual networking alternative that extends the capabilities, configuration and appearance of the standard vSwitch in VMware ESX 3.5 to ESX 4.0 and vSphere 4. This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the VMware vDS network diagram. Read more
The vector stencils library "Android switches and sliders" contains 32 switch and slider elements: checkbox, radio button, switch, slider.
Use it to design user interface of your Android 5 application.
The shapes example "Design elements - Android switches and sliders" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the "Android user interface" solution from the "Software Development" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Switch and slider elements
Switch and slider elements, switch on, switch off, slider, radio button, radiobutton outline, radio button, radiobutton disabled, radio button, radiobutton, checkbox outline, checkbox,
The vector stencils library "Cisco switches and hubs" contains 26 symbols for drawing computer network diagrams using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"A network switch (sometimes known as a switching hub) is a computer networking device that is used to connect many devices together on a computer network. A switch is considered more advanced than a hub because a switch will only send a message to the device that needs or requests it, rather than broadcasting the same message out of each of its ports.
A switch is a multi-port network bridge that processes and forwards data at the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI model. Some switches have additional features, including the ability to route packets. These switches are commonly known as layer-3 or multilayer switches. Switches exist for various types of networks including Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, InfiniBand, Ethernet and others." [Network switch. Wikipedia]
"An Ethernet hub, active hub, network hub, repeater hub, multiport repeater or hub is a device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices together and making them act as a single network segment. It has multiple input/output (I/O) ports, in which a signal introduced at the input of any port appears at the output of every port except the original incoming. A hub works at the physical layer (layer 1) of the OSI model. The device is a form of multiport repeater. Repeater hubs also participate in collision detection, forwarding a jam signal to all ports if it detects a collision.
Some hubs may also come with a BNC and/or Attachment Unit Interface (AUI) connector to allow connection to legacy 10BASE2 or 10BASE5 network segments." [Ethernet hub. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Cisco switches and hubs" is included in the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Cisco switches and hubs symbols
Cisco switches and hubs symbols, workgroup switch, voice-enabled workgroup switch, voice switch, voice-enabled ATM switch, virtual layer switch, small hub, server switch, program switch, multilayer switch, layer 3 switch, multilayer switch with Si, multilayer remote switch, multifabric server switch, long reach CPE, layer 2 remote switch, data center switch, service module, content switch, content service switch 1100, access gateway, MGX 8000 multi service switch, LAN2LAN switch, ISDN switch, IP DSL switch, Cisco hub, ATM switch, 100BaseT hub,
The vector stencils library "Switches" contains 25 symbols of electrical switches.
Use it for drawing electrical design floor and building plans, devices and equipment layouts in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The vector stencils library "Switches" is included in the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Single pole switch
Single pole switch, single pole switch,
Switch control
Switch control, switch control,
Dimmer switch
Dimmer switch, dimmer switch,
Dimmer switch 2
Dimmer switch 2, dimmer switch,
Double Pole Switch
Double Pole Switch, double pole switch,
Three-way switch
Three-way switch, three-way switch,
Four-way switch
Four-way switch, four-way switch,
Automatic door switch
Automatic door switch, automatic door switch,
Electrolier switch
Electrolier switch, electrolier switch,
Key operated switch
Key operated switch, key operated switch,
Switch and pilot lamp
Switch and pilot lamp, switch, pilot lamp,
Key operated switch with pilot light
Key operated switch with pilot light, key operated switch, pilot light,
Circuit breaker
Circuit breaker, circuit breaker,
Weatherproof circuit breaker
Weatherproof circuit breaker, weatherproof, circuit breaker,
Momentary contact switch
Momentary contact switch, momentary contact switch,
Remote control switch
Remote control switch, remote control switch,
Weatherproof switch
Weatherproof switch, weatherproof switch,
Fused switch
Fused switch, fused switch,
Weatherproof fused switch
Weatherproof fused switch, weatherproof fused switch,
Switch with timer
Switch with timer, switch, timer,
Glow switch toggle
Glow switch toggle, glow switch toggle,
Horizontally mounted switch
Horizontally mounted switch, horizontally mounted, switch,
Low voltage master switch
Low voltage master switch, low voltage, master switch,
Low voltage switch
Low voltage switch, low voltage, switch,
Single pole double throw switch
Single pole double throw switch, single pole, double throw switch,
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 "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.
Use these shapes for drawing electrical diagrams in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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SPST
SPST, SPST, single-pole, single-throw, switch,
SPDT
SPDT, SPDT, single-pole, double-throw, switch,
DPST
DPST, DPST, double-pole, single-throw, switch,
DPDT
DPDT, DPDT, double-pole, double-throw, switch,
Make contact
Make contact, make contact,
Break contact
Break contact, break contact,
Two way contact
Two way contact, two way contact,
Passing make-contact
Passing make-contact, passing make-contact,
Spring return
Spring return, spring return,
Stay put
Stay put, stay put, contact without spring return,
Limit switch
Limit switch, limit switch,
Circuit breaker
Circuit breaker, circuit breaker,
Spring return 2
Spring return 2, spring return, make,
Spring return 3
Spring return 3, spring return, break,
Limit switch n/o
Limit switch n/o, limit switch, directly actuated, spring returned, normally open,
Limit switch n/c
Limit switch n/c, limit switch, directly actuated, spring returned, normally closed,
2 position switch
2 position switch, 2 position, switch,
3 position switch
3 position switch, 3 position, three-position, switch,
4 position switch
4 position switch, 4 position, switch,
Manual switch
Manual switch, manual switch, manually operated switch,
Pushbutton make
Pushbutton make, pushbutton, make, circuit closing, mushroom head, push-pull head,
Pushbutton break
Pushbutton break, pushbutton, break, circuit opening, mushroom head, push-pull head,
Pushbutton 2-circuit
Pushbutton 2-circuit, pushbutton, 2-circuit, circuit opening, break,
Selector switch
Selector switch, selector switch, break-before-make, nonshorting, nonbridging, contact transfer,
Shorting selector
Shorting selector, shorting selector, make-before-break, shorting, bridging,  contact transfer,
Proximity limit switch
Proximity limit switch, proximity limit switch, directly actuated, spring returned, normally closed,
Time delay make
Time delay make, time delay make, open switch, time-delay closing, TDC,
Time delay break
Time delay break, time delay break, closed switch, time-delay opening, TDO,
Time delay make 2
Time delay make 2, time delay make, normally open,
Time delay break 2
Time delay break 2, time delay break, normally closed,
Safety interlock
Safety interlock, safety interlock, circuit opening,
Flow actuated
Flow actuated, flow actuated,
Liquid level actuated
Liquid level actuated, liquid level actuated switch,
Liquid level actuated 2
Liquid level actuated 2, liquid level actuated switch,
Gas flow actuated
Gas flow actuated, gas flow actuated switch,
Pressure actuated
Pressure actuated, pressure actuated switch,
Temperature actuated
Temperature actuated, temperature actuated switch,
Thermostat
Thermostat, thermostat,
Temperature switch
Temperature switch, temperature switch, temperature sensitive switch,
Inertia switch
Inertia switch, inertia switch,
Mercury switch
Mercury switch, mercury switch,
Mercury switch 2
Mercury switch 2, mercury switch,
Fuse
Fuse, fuse,
Switch disconnector
Switch disconnector, switch disconnector, isolating-switch,
Isolator
Isolator, isolator,
Change-over contact
Change-over contact, change-over contact,
Relay contacts
Relay contacts, relay contacts,
Relay coil
Relay coil, relay coil,
Pilot light
Pilot light, pilot light,
Pilot light, push-to-test
Pilot light, push-to-test, pilot light,
Relay, alternating-current
Relay, alternating-current, relay,
Relay, magnetically polarized
Relay, magnetically polarized, relay,
Relay, slow-operate
Relay, slow-operate, relay,
Relay, slow-release
Relay, slow-release, relay,
Relay
Relay, relay,
Relay, high speed
Relay, high speed, relay,
Relay, mechanically latched
Relay, mechanically latched, relay,
Relay, permanent
Relay, permanent, relay,

Cisco Network Objects in ConceptDraw PRO

ConceptDraw PRO is the only application on the Macintosh platform, supplied with a comprehensive Cisco icon set. For graphic solutions that support Windows, only Microsoft Visio has a library of Cisco shapes. ConceptDraw PRO is a valuable option to many network professionals that use Macintosh computers or work in a combined Mac and PC environment. Read more

Cisco Products Additional. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Products Additional contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams. Read more

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