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Electrical Symbols — Transmission Paths

Data transmission, digital transmission or digital communications is the physical transfer of data (a digital bit stream or a digitized analog signal) over a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication channel. Examples of such channels are copper wires, optical fibers, wireless communication channels, storage media and computer buses. The data are represented as an electromagnetic signal, such as an electrical voltage, radiowave, microwave, or infrared signal.

Electrical Symbols — Transmission Paths

Pic. 1. Transmission Paths 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 — Transmission Paths *

Pic. 3. Electrical Symbols — Transmission Paths

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 transmission paths electrical symbols in our electrical diagram software.

Symbol Meaning
Electrical Symbols — Transmission Paths
2-line bus2-line bus
3-line bus3-line bus
3-line bus 23-line bus 2
4-line bus4-line bus
4-line bus 24-line bus 2
8-line bus8-line bus
8-line bus 28-line bus 2
2-line bus elbow2-line bus elbow
3-line bus elbow3-line bus elbow
3-line bus elbow 23-line bus elbow 2
4-line bus elbow4-line bus elbow
4-line bus elbow 24-line bus elbow 2
8-line bus elbow8-line bus elbow
8-line bus elbow 28-line bus elbow 2
Terminal 3-phaseTerminal 3-phase
Flow direction, rightFlow direction, right
Flow direction, leftFlow direction, left
Flow direction, inwardFlow direction, inward
Flow direction, outwardFlow direction, outward
Transmission pathTransmission path
Line, overheadLine, overhead
Line, undergroundLine, underground
Line, submarineLine, submarine
Line, loadedLine, loaded
Line, coaxialLine, coaxial
Cable groupCable group
Lead groupLead group
Anticreep deviceAnticreep device
Line concentratorLine concentrator
Overground enclosureOverground enclosure
Overground enclosure 2Overground enclosure 2
Optical fiberOptical fiber
Optical fiber 2Optical fiber 2
Straight busStraight bus
Straight bus 2Straight bus 2
Elbow busElbow bus
Elbow bus 2Elbow bus 2
Elbow bus 3Elbow bus 3
Elbow bus 4Elbow bus 4
Bus widthBus width

In communications and electronic engineering, a transmission line is a specialized cable or other structure designed to carry alternating current of radio frequency, that is, currents with a frequency high enough that their wave nature must be taken into account. Transmission lines are used for purposes such as connecting radio transmitters and receivers with their antennas, distributing cable television signals, trunklines routing calls between telephone switching centres, computer network connections and high speed computer data buses.

How to Create an Electrical Diagram Using Transmission Paths Library

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

    Libraries from Electrical Engineering section

  • Transmission paths library contains objects, identified by a blue tile in the library pane. Such objects can be edited by using the Action button menu. To open the menu select an object and click the Action Button button in the upper right corner of the object. Action button menu
  • 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


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