Made with

Electrical Symbols — Qualifying

There are several national and international standards for graphical symbols in circuit diagrams, in particular:

  • IEC 60617 (also known as British Standard BS 3939)
  • IEEE Std 91/91a
  • ANSI standard Y32 (also known as IEEE Std 315)
  • Australian Standard AS 1102

IEC-60617 Symbols
  • Qualifying Symbols
    • Operating Devices
    • Linear Direction of Force or Motion
    • Rotative Direction of Force or Motion
    • Propagation Flow or Signal
    • Energy Flow
    • Effect
    • Radiation
    • Fault
    • Winding
    • Mechanical Controls
    • Mechanical Controls, Latching Device
    • Mechanical Controls, Coupling

Electrical Symbols — Qualifying

Pic. 1. Qualifying Library

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful software for creating professional looking electrical diagram quick and easy. For this purpose you can use the Electrical Engineering solution from the "Engineering" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.

Electrical Engineering Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides the stencils libraries of ready-to-use predesigned 926 vector symbols, templates and samples that make your electrical drawing quick, easy and effective.

26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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.

Electrical Symbols

Pic. 2. Electrical Engineering symbols

Electrical diagram software will assist you in drawing your electrical diagrams with minimal effort and makes it very easy for beginners. Electrical symbols and smart connectors help present your electrical drawings, electrical schematic, wiring diagrams and blue prints.

Electrical Symbols — Qualifying *

Pic. 3. Electrical Symbols — Qualifying

Most of the electrical symbols can be changed in their appearance, styles and colors according to users' requirements. 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 qualifying electrical symbols in our electrical diagram software.

Symbol Meaning
Electrical Symbols — Qualifying
Radiation, non-ion.Radiation, non-ion.
Radiation, ion.Radiation, ion.
Radiation, non-ion., coherentRadiation, non-ion., coherent
Radiation, ion., coherentRadiation, ion., coherent
Radiation, non-ion. 2Radiation, non-ion. 2
Radiation, ion. 2Radiation, ion. 2
Radiation, non-ion., coherent 2Radiation, non-ion., coherent 2
Radiation, ion., coherent 2Radiation, ion., coherent 2
Positive polarityPositive polarity
Negative polarityNegative polarity
Neutral symbolNeutral symbol
Multiple-phase 2Multiple-phase 2
Multiple-phase, interconnect.Multiple-phase, interconnect.
Multiple-phase, interconnect. 2Multiple-phase, interconnect. 2
3 separate windings3 separate windings
3 separate windings, interconnect.3 separate windings, interconnect.
3 separate windings, interconnect. 23 separate windings, interconnect. 2
2-phase 3-wire2-phase 3-wire
2-phase 3-wire, separated2-phase 3-wire, separated
2-phase 3-wire, grounded2-phase 3-wire, grounded
2-phase 3-wire, separat., ground.2-phase 3-wire, separat., ground.
2-phase 4-wire2-phase 4-wire
2-phase 4-wire, grounded2-phase 4-wire, grounded
3-phase (V)3-phase (V)
3-Phase (T)3-Phase (T)
3-phase delta 13-phase delta 1
3-phase delta 1, grounded3-phase delta 1, grounded
3-phase delta 23-phase delta 2
3-phase delta 2, grounded3-phase delta 2, grounded
3-phase delta 2, grounded 23-phase delta 2, grounded 2
3-phase  delta 33-phase delta 3
3-phase delta 43-phase delta 4
3-phase delta 4, grounded3-phase delta 4, grounded
3-phase star, general3-phase star, general
3-phase star, grounded3-phase star, grounded
3-phase star, neutral brought out3-phase star, neutral brought out
3-phase zigzag3-phase zigzag
3-phase zigzag, grounded3-phase zigzag, grounded
3-phase 4-wire, general3-phase 4-wire, general
3-phase 4-wire, grounded3-phase 4-wire, grounded
3-phase 4-wire, neutral brought out3-phase 4-wire, neutral brought out
4-phase, general4-phase, general
4-phase, grounded4-phase, grounded
4-phase, neutral brought out4-phase, neutral brought out
6-phase double star6-phase double star
6-phase double star, grounded6-phase double star, grounded
6-phase double star 26-phase double star 2
6-phase double star, grounded 26-phase double star, grounded 2
6-phase double delta6-phase double delta
6-phase polygon6-phase polygon
6-phase fork6-phase fork
6-phase fork, neutral6-phase fork, neutral
Special connectorSpecial connector
Coaxial symbolCoaxial symbol

A qualifying symbol is graphics or text added to the basic outline of a device’s logic symbol to describe the physical or logical characteristics of the device.

How to Create an Electrical Diagram Using Qualifying Library

  • Open ConceptDraw DIAGRAM new document page.
  • Select libraries from Electrical Engineering section.

    Libraries from Electrical Engineering section

  • There are a few different ways to place an object into your drawing:

    • Click on an object and then click on the document, at the place you want the object to be inserted.
    • Perform a drag-and-drop from the library to your document.
    • Double click on an object’s icon in the library to place an object in the center of your document.
  • Select the Smart Connector tool Smart Connector. To connect elements using this tool, drag the connector from one connect dot to another.You can use Layers to place connections on different layers.
  • Result: Electrical Diagram.

    Electrical Diagram


Electrical Symbols — Resistors →

A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element. Resistors may be used to reduce current flow, and, at the same time, may act to lower voltage levels within circuits. In electronic circuits, resistors are used to limit current flow, to adjust signal levels, bias active elements, and terminate transmission lines among other uses. Fixed resistors have resistances that only change slightly with temperature, time or operating voltage. Variable resistors can be used to adjust circuit elements (such as a volume control or a lamp dimmer), or as sensing devices for heat, light, humidity, force, or chemical activity. 26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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.Electrical Symbols — Resistors *
Picture: Electrical Symbols — Resistors
Related Solution:

Audio Connectors →

Audio connectors are electrical connectors designed and used for audio frequencies. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Audio and Video Connectors Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area is the best for drawing various audio schematics with detailed illustration the audio connectors.Audio Connectors *
Picture: Audio Connectors
Related Solution:

How To Create Restaurant Floor Plan in Minutes →

As restaurant industry is growing rapidly nowadays, researches show that almost half of the adults have worked in a restaurant or a cafe. Moreover, many of them dream to start their own someday. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time to write a business plan and to find a great location, although some know how to create a restaurant floor plan in minutes or how to plan budget effortlessly. Hiring employees can also cause a lot of headache, but this is crucial for further success, because every guest comes to restaurant for a good service and delicious food. It is also worth noting that restaurant concept is also important, because it defines target audience and influences the menu. This diagram represents the floor plan of an ongoing sports-theme establishment - restaurant, cafe, or other food service. A number of widescreen monitors installed along the perimeter provide visitors the opportunity to follow the course of a match from anywhere in the dining room of restaurant or cafe. The most of sports fans believe that food and alcohol is a big part of any sports show. That is why the dining room takes the most space - almost 60% of the total establishment space. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports - beer, soda or water at least. Thus, the restaurant floor plan designers added a large lavatory there. Moreover, project developers considered unnecessary the gender division of such delicate place - perhaps they guess that only men are watching football, or believe that alcohol will eliminate the most of gender differences.Restaurant Floor Plan
Picture: How To Create Restaurant Floor Plan in Minutes
Related Solution:

Graphical Symbols to use in EPC diagrams →

Event-Driven Process Chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model.Graphical Symbols to use in EPC diagrams *
Picture: Graphical Symbols to use in EPC diagrams
Related Solution:

Wireframe Tools →

A wireframe is a scheme of a future web page. Wireframe illustrates the web page structure, location and size of the main elements, as well as their interaction with the user. With such scheme designer defines the functionality of the page, not its appearance.Wireframe Tools *
Picture: Wireframe Tools
Related Solution:

Flowchart Components →

The ConceptDraw Flowchart component includes a set of samples and templates. This geathered as flowchart maker toolbox which focused on drawing flowcharts of any industry standards.Flowchart Components
Picture: Flowchart Components
Related Solution:

Chemical Engineering →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software. Extended with Chemical and Process Engineering Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, it became the best Chemical Engineering software.Chemical Engineering *
Picture: Chemical Engineering
Related Solution:

Building Networks →

The ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a best Network Diagramming software.Building Networks *
Picture: Building Networks
Related Solution: