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Design elements - Switches and relays

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" 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 "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,

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