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Design elements - Terminals and connectors

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
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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]
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Switch and relay symbols
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The vector stencils library "Electrical and telecom" contains 83 symbols of electrical and telecommunication equipment.
Use these shapes for drawing electrical and telecom system design floor plans, cabling layout schemes, and wiring diagrams in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The vector stencils library "Electrical and telecom" is included in the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Luminaire ceiling mount
Luminaire ceiling mount, luminaire ceiling mount,
Enclosed ceiling luminaire
Enclosed ceiling luminaire, enclosed ceiling luminaire,
Wall light
Wall light, wall light,
1-light bar
1-light bar, light bar,
2-light bar
2-light bar, light bar,
4-light bar
4-light bar, light bar,
6-light bar
6-light bar, light bar,
8-light bar
8-light bar, light bar,
Down lighter
Down lighter, down lighter,
Outdoor lightning
Outdoor lightning, outdoor lightning,
Outdoor lightning, bollard
Outdoor lightning, bollard, outdoor lightning, bollard,
Batten fluorescent, 1 lamp
Batten fluorescent, 1 lamp, batten fluorescent,
Batten fluorescent, 2 lamps
Batten fluorescent, 2 lamps, batten fluorescent,
Batten fluorescent, 3 lamps
Batten fluorescent, 3 lamps, batten fluorescent,
Batten fluorescent, 4 lamps
Batten fluorescent, 4 lamps, batten fluorescent,
Surface Fluorescent Light
Surface Fluorescent Light, surface fluorescent light,
Modular fluorescent fitting
Modular fluorescent fitting, modular fluorescent fitting,
Modular fluorescent fitting, inverter
Modular fluorescent fitting, inverter, modular fluorescent fitting,
Modular fluorescent fitting 2
Modular fluorescent fitting 2, modular fluorescent fitting,
Pull-cord switch
Pull-cord switch, pull-cord switch,
Emergency light
Emergency light, emergency light, emergency lightning point,
Emergency light 2
Emergency light 2, emergency light, emergency lightning point,
Emergency sign
Emergency sign, illuminated emergency sign, emergency sign,
Switch
Switch, electrical switch, switch,
Switch, 1 pole
Switch, 1 pole, electrical switch, switch,
Switch, 2 pole
Switch, 2 pole, electrical switch, switch,
Switch, 2-way
Switch, 2-way, electrical switch, switch,
Multi-switch
Multi-switch, electrical switch, switch, multi-switch,
Switch, intermediate
Switch, intermediate, electrical switch, switch,
Dimmer switch
Dimmer switch, dimmer switch,
Dimmer switch 2
Dimmer switch 2, dimmer switch,
Socket
Socket, socket outlet, power outlet,
Socket 2
Socket 2, socket outlet, power outlet,
Switched socket
Switched socket, socket outlet, power outlet, switched socket,
Switched socket 2
Switched socket 2, socket outlet, power outlet, switched socket,
Double socket
Double socket, socket outlet, power outlet, double socket,
Double socket 2
Double socket 2, socket outlet, power outlet, double socket,
Socket outlet
Socket outlet, socket outlet, power outlet,
Telephone outlet
Telephone outlet, telephone outlet,
Telephone outlet 2
Telephone outlet 2, telephone outlet,
Stereo outlet
Stereo outlet, stereo speaker outlet, stereo outlet,
Television outlet
Television outlet, cable television outlet, television outlet, cable TV outlet, TV outlet,
Service panel, surface
Service panel, surface, electrical service panel, service panel,
Service panel, inset
Service panel, inset, electrical service panel, service panel,
Thermostat
Thermostat, thermostat,
Ceiling fan
Ceiling fan, ceiling fan, exhaust fan fixture,
Hold open unit
Hold open unit, hold open unit,  electro magnetic door,
Detector
Detector, detector, surface mounted, heat detector, smoke detector,
Fire alarm
Fire alarm, fire alarm sounder, fire alarm,
City Fire Alarm Station
City Fire Alarm Station, city fire alarm station, fire alarm station,
Fire Alarm Station
Fire Alarm Station, fire alarm station,
Fire Alarm Bell
Fire Alarm Bell, fire alarm bell,
Fire Alarm Central Station
Fire Alarm Central Station, fire alarm central station,
Automatic Fire Alarm Device
Automatic Fire Alarm Device, automatic fire alarm device,
Main control
Main control, main control, intake,
Ground
Ground, ground connection, ground,
Doorbell
Doorbell, doorbell,
Push Button
Push Button, push button,
Buzzer
Buzzer, buzzer,
Annunciator
Annunciator, annunciator,
Horn
Horn, horn,
Maid's Signal Plug
Maid's Signal Plug, maid's dignal plug,
Signal Central Station
Signal Central Station, signal central station,
Doorbell Chime
Doorbell Chime, doorbell chime,
Doorbell Transformer
Doorbell Transformer, doorbell transformer,
Magnetic Door Hold
Magnetic Door Hold, magnetic door hold,
Intercom
Intercom, intercom,
Telephone Key System
Telephone Key System, telephone key system,
Digital Satellite System
Digital Satellite System, digital satellite system,
Inside Antenna
Inside Antenna, inside antenna,
Outside Antenna
Outside Antenna, outside antenna,
Electric Motors
Electric Motors, electric motors,
Single Phase
Single Phase, single phase,
Three of Poly Phase
Three of Poly Phase, three, poly phase,
Wall Mounted Electrical Junction Box for Hardware
Wall Mounted Electrical Junction Box for Hardware, wall mounted, electrical junction box, hardware,
Wall Mounted Telephone/Data Junction Box for Hardware
Wall Mounted Telephone/Data Junction Box for Hardware, wall mounted, telephone box, data junction box, hardware,
Card Reader Access System
Card Reader Access System, card reader, access system,
Emergency Release Button
Emergency Release Button, emergency release button,
Motion Sensor
Motion Sensor, motion sensor,
Electric Door Opener
Electric Door Opener, electric, door opener,
Watchman's Station
Watchman's Station, watchman's station,
Watchman's Central Station
Watchman's Central Station, watchman's central station,
Battery
Battery, battery,
The vector stencils library "Transmission paths" contains 43 symbols of power transmission paths, electronic circuits, bus connectors and elbows, terminals, junctions, and concentrators.
Use it to annotate electrical diagrams, electronic schematics and circuit diagrams.
"A physical medium in data communications is the transmission path over which a signal propagates.
Many transmission media are used as communications channel.
For telecommunications purposes in the United States, Federal Standard 1037C, transmission media are classified as one of the following:
(1) Guided (or bounded) - waves are guided along a solid medium such as a transmission line.
(2) Wireless (or unguided) - transmission and reception are achieved by means of an antenna.
One of the most common physical medias used in networking is copper wire. Copper wire to carry signals to long distances using relatively low amounts of power. The unshielded twisted pair (UTP) is eight strands of copper wire, organized into four pairs.
Another example of a physical medium is optical fiber, which has emerged as the most commonly used transmission medium for long-distance communications. Optical fiber is a thin strand of glass that guides light along its length.
Multimode and single mode are two types of commonly used optical fiber. Multimode fiber uses LEDs as the light source and can carry signals over shorter distances, about 2 kilometers. Single mode can carry signals over distances of tens of miles.
Wireless media may carry surface waves or skywaves, either longitudinally or transversely, and are so classified.
In both communications, communication is in the form of electromagnetic waves. With guided transmission media, the waves are guided along a physical path; examples of guided media include phone lines, twisted pair cables, coaxial cables, and optical fibers. Unguided transmission media are methods that allow the transmission of data without the use of physical means to define the path it takes. Examples of this include microwave, radio or infrared. Unguided media provide a means for transmitting electromagnetic waves but do not guide them; examples are propagation through air, vacuum and seawater.
The term direct link is used to refer to the transmission path between two devices in which signals propagate directly from transmitters to receivers with no intermediate devices, other than amplifiers or repeaters used to increase signal strength. This term can apply to both guided and unguided media.
A transmission may be simplex, half-duplex, or full-duplex.
In simplex transmission, signals are transmitted in only one direction; one station is a transmitter and the other is the receiver. In the half-duplex operation, both stations may transmit, but only one at a time. In full duplex operation, both stations may transmit simultaneously. In the latter case, the medium is carrying signals in both directions at same time." [Transmission medium. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Transmission paths" 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
Transmission path symbols
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The vector stencils library "VHF UHF SHF" contains 52 symbols for VHF, UHF, and SHF circuit design, including capacitance measurers, nonreciprocal devices, modulators, phase shifters, field polarization devices, and filters.
"Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU-designated range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves from 30 MHz to 300 MHz, with corresponding wavelengths of one to ten meters. Frequencies immediately below VHF are denoted high frequency (HF), and the next higher frequencies are known as ultra high frequency (UHF).
Common uses for VHF are FM radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, land mobile stations (emergency, business, private use and military), long range data communication up to several tens of kilometres with radio modems, amateur radio, and marine communications. Air traffic control communications and air navigation systems (e.g. VOR, DME & ILS) work at distances of 100 kilometres or more to aircraft at cruising altitude.
VHF was previously used for analog television stations in the US." [Very high frequency. Wikipedia]
"Ultra-high frequency (UHF) designates the ITU radio frequency range of electromagnetic waves between 300 MHz and 3 GHz (3,000 MHz), also known as the decimetre band or decimetre wave as the wavelengths range from one to ten decimetres; that is 1 decimetre to 1 metre. Radio waves with frequencies above the UHF band fall into the SHF (super-high frequency) or microwave frequency range. Lower frequency signals fall into the VHF (very high frequency) or lower bands. UHF radio waves propagate mainly by line of sight; they are blocked by hills and large buildings although the transmission through building walls is high enough for indoor reception. They are used for television broadcasting (digital and analogue), cordless phones, walkie-talkies, satellite communication, and numerous other applications.
The IEEE defines the UHF radar band as frequencies between 300 MHz and 1 GHz. Two other IEEE radar band overlap the ITU UHF band: the L band between 1 and 2 GHz and the S band between 2 and 4 GHz." [Ultra high frequency. Wikipedia]
"Super high frequency (or SHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies (RF) in the range of 3 GHz and 30 GHz. This band of frequencies is also known as the centimetre band or centimetre wave as the wavelengths range from ten to one centimetres. These frequencies fall within the microwave band, so radio waves with these frequencies are called microwaves. The small wavelength of microwaves allows them to be directed in narrow beams by aperture antennas such as parabolic dishes, so they are used for point-to-point communication and data links, and for radar. This frequency range is used for most radar transmitters, microwave ovens, wireless LANs, cell phones, satellite communication, microwave radio relay links, and numerous short range terrestrial data links. The commencing wireless USB technology will be using approximately 1/3 of this spectrum.
Frequencies in the SHF range are often referred to by their IEEE radar band designations: S, C, X, Ku, K, or Ka band, or by similar NATO or EU designations." [Super high frequency. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - VHF UHF SHF" 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
VHF, UHF, SHF symbols
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The vector stencils library "MOSFET" contains 18 symbols of MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor) elements for drawing electronic circuits diagrams.
"A variety of symbols are used for the MOSFET. The basic design is generally a line for the channel with the source and drain leaving it at right angles and then bending back at right angles into the same direction as the channel. Sometimes three line segments are used for enhancement mode and a solid line for depletion mode. ... Another line is drawn parallel to the channel for the gate.
The "bulk" or "body" connection, if shown, is shown connected to the back of the channel with an arrow indicating PMOS or NMOS. Arrows always point from P to N, so an NMOS (N-channel in P-well or P-substrate) has the arrow pointing in (from the bulk to the channel). If the bulk is connected to the source (as is generally the case with discrete devices) it is sometimes angled to meet up with the source leaving the transistor. If the bulk is not shown (as is often the case in IC design as they are generally common bulk) an inversion symbol is sometimes used to indicate PMOS, alternatively an arrow on the source may be used in the same way as for bipolar transistors (out for nMOS, in for pMOS). ...
For the symbols in which the bulk, or body, terminal is shown, it is here shown internally connected to the source... This is a typical configuration, but by no means the only important configuration. In general, the MOSFET is a four-terminal device, and in integrated circuits many of the MOSFETs share a body connection, not necessarily connected to the source terminals of all the transistors." [MOSFET. Wikipedia]
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MOSFET symbols
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This electrical floot plan sample shows the Power socket outlet layout.
"The term plug is in general and technical use in all forms of English, common alternatives being power plug, electric plug, and (in the UK) plug top. The normal technical term (in both British and International English) for an AC power socket is socket-outlet, but in non-technical common use a number of other terms are used. In British English the general term is socket, but there are numerous common alternatives, including power point, plug socket, wall socket, and wall plug. In American English receptacle and outlet are common, sometimes with qualifiers such as wall outlet, electrical outlet and electrical receptacle, all of these sometimes to be found in the same document. A socket may be surrounded by a decorative and/or protective cover called a wall plate, face plate, outlet cover, socket cover, or wall cover. In some designs this is an integral piece with the socket itself, bought and installed as a single unit." [AC power plugs and sockets. Wikipedia]
The electrical floot plan example "Power socket outlet 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 floot plan
Electrical floot plan, window, casement, wall, socket outlet, power outlet, switched socket, socket outlet, power outlet, double socket, socket outlet, power outlet, main control, intake, door,