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An electronic symbol is a pictogram used to represent various electrical and electronic devices

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Is there a standardized symbol/refdes for PCB mounting points?

I've seen a variety of different parts substituted in for mounting locations, including 1-pin header, test pad, and fiducial symbols. I've also seen a variety of reference designators for mounting ...
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What is the name/purpose of this component?

I was wondering what is the role/purpose of the electric component in the red square. This is the schematic of a 230V single phase induction motor. What is also not clear to me are the connections on ...
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What is this symbol: semicircles facing each other?

What does this symbol represent? It was found on the circuit diagram for a TDS973A a board for which this was the only information I was able to find online.
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What does this symbol in the schematic represent?

I know the symbol at the bottom is ground, but I can't get what the other symbol is. It can be a single symbol of two arrows pointing at each other, or two symbols each one a arrow. I also have the ...
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Can I have two (or more) different symbols for the same LTspice schematic? How?

I have two components in my top-level schematic and noticed that the schematics of these components are actually the same. To avoid any duplication of changes done to these subcircuits, it would be ...
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Weird resistor with dots around it on the schematic

I was looking through the LTC4041 datasheet and saw this: The 10mOhm resistor with the two nodes really close to it - is that a "special" resistor or something? Why have they drawn it like that?
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Different inverter (logic gate) symbols

The symbol for an inverter (logic gate) is usually the one shown below left. But I have sometimes seen the symbol shown below right. (See, for example, the last image in this answer.) What does ...
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What is this schematic symbol? Transistor ? Variable Inductor

I was looking through an old schematic and found two symbols that I didn't recognize: Is this a PNP transistor? looking up the model number doesn't give much information. Is this some kind of ...
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What is this connector symbol?

I'm working on a PCB design homework in PADS and I've come across a symbol that I have never seen (circled in red below). It is of a filled in rectangle with a triangle below it. I'm thinking it ...
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Common symbol for PLL

Is there a common symbol for PLLs, either for schematics or functional diagrams? I need a symbol which would be easily recognized as a PLL, without having to draw the phase comparator, loop filter, ...
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How should I interpret numbers 3 and 4 on the footprint schematic?

I am creating a foot print for this PoE magjack and was wondering how to correctly interpret the symbols for 3 and 4 on page 5. From the schematic, these pins get wired but I am confused as to why ...
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Are these (dis)assembly screw symbols standardised?

Sometimes there are these two half-arrow symbols on PCBs and on enclosures. See the images, for examples. Those symbols are often placed near the screws, that are to be unscrewed upon disassembly. ...
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What is this symbol on the ground connection?

I've come across the following symbol, boxed in red, in a single line diagram for a switchboard. From looking at it, I'm interpreting it as some sort of ground connector, but I want to confirm. I ...
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What does this schematic symbol mean? (triangle with a line crossing it out)

I found the following circuit symbol in an MSP430 User's Guide in the section describing the ADC: (I made a red circle around it) What does it represent?
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What is this dumbbell looking symbol on this schematic? (looks like jumper pad, but with a short)

Regarding to SJ1 and SJ2 in this schematic: On the board it looks like two ordinary copper pads but with a thin connection between them. Is it meant to be a way to open the circuit by scraping off ...
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Proteus 8.6 pin names disappear after creating schematic symbol

I selected "Draw name" after placing the pin, but after I created the symbol (which I placed in a user created library) and placed the newly created symbol in the schematic, all of the pin names ...
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What does this circuit symbol mean? [duplicate]

I'm a student who is trying to build a wah pedal for a guitar. I came across this diagram for how to wire the circuit (from this site) : Within the diagram, I am not sure what the following symbol ...
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∀ (for all) in voltmeter specification

I am working on a voltmeter and the tolerance for it is 0.25% ∀ 1 digit. I am not sure what exactly what this means. I am guessing if my value was 19.95 'for all' could mean I have a range of ...
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Power Source Symbol — Which to use (Arrow, Bar, Circle, etc.)?

I'm wondering if there is anyone out there with a definitive answer to why and/or what standard would call out the usage of the different voltage sources. There are Bars, Arrows, Dots, Waves, etc. I ...
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Spark gap schematic symbol help

I disassembled a Sharp 42" LCD TV power supply board and discovered 3 glass Spark Gap components (Gas Discharge Tube/Surge Absorbers). I haven't worked with them before and I'm curious about the ...
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Can someone identify this transistor and/or resistor component?

I stumbled upon a weird transistor or resistor component which I can't place. Here is a simplified version of the circuit: I am pretty sure that the transistor on the bottom is an N-MOS transistor ...
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What is this Venn-Diagram-looking symbol?

So I am looking at the datasheet for the LTC4416, and there is this Venn-diagram symbol after the op-amp, but I don't think it is supposed to be an inverter. It is also used for these currents, but ...
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What does this symbol on the box of power supply mean?

I always see this symbole behind electronic devices. A close-up image of the symbol: What does it mean?
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What is the two-pin polarity indicator for a PCB? [duplicate]

I inserted a two-pin header (P1) into this circuit using EasyEDA. Does the square outline mean that is the positive pin, or is there another meaning?
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What's the circuit diagram symbol for a variable reluctance sensor transducer?

I know I've seen the symbol before, it's something like a circle with an open triangle facing in the direction of current flow with a line through the middle. I'm specifically thinking of the ...
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Data rate with modulation and conventional encoding

I had a rather simple question. Say I had a SISO communications system with an information data rate of 50 Mbps that uses QPSK modulation and a rate 1/2 conventional coding. What would be my symbol ...
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Is there a standardised noise source symbol for circuit diagrams?

Does anyone know of any standard symbol for a noise source, for example of one wants to represent the Johnson-Nyquist noise, what is best to use?
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What is the correct schematic symbol to use for virtual ground?

I'm following the design of a circuit requiring a power supply to provide something the author calls virtual ground, \$V_{gnd}\$. The circuit look like this: However, I'm using KiCad for the design ...
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Cannot Identify Schematic Symbol

I am looking at a VGA to HDMI conversion circuit, and right near the HDMI connector is an array of these symbols: By the values posted by these symbols, it looks like some sort of capacitor, but I ...
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What does this resistor symbol mean?

While repairing a Marantz amplifier using the service manual, I came across resistors with odd symbols (see page 18). They are trapped between two parallel lines (for example, 3297). Is this linked ...
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Addition to DC/AC converter symbol

This image is of a DC/AC converter (inverter), but with the addition of a "C S" block to the left. What is the meaning of this additional block? The wire at 9 o'clock is from an AC supply. This is ...
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NTC PTC thermistor symbol

What is the reasoning behind the arrows on the circuit symbols of NTC (up and down arrow) and PTC (two up arrows)?
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Error: L6218E: Undefined symbol LCD_X_Config in Keil

I encountered a problem working with the EMWIN package in keil, this error message: ...
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Multiple different grounds in one diagram

Assume I have multiple electronic circuits and I need to display them working together. Each of them has a common ground symbol. However, the different grounds of the different circuits are not ...
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Is there a potentiometer model for LTspice?

I started designing a model for a three-terminal potentiometer in LTspice, since none are included and it's such a common component. Drawing the .asy symbol and the wiper terminal, it dawned on me ...
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Fusible resistor

I'm currently working on an assessment for the electronics part of my PEO and have to complete a resistor report, detailing different types of resistor and their circuit symbols. I have managed to ...
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Is there a switch that can replace Voltage Controlled Switches?

This is the voltage controlled switch in the LTspice. Is there a switch which can replace it? I need a switch for a schematic. At first, I used a transmission gate switch, but the simulation of the ...
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Is this symbol another version of a ferrite bead symbol?

I saw this symbol in the schematic of the ADPD2140z eval board. From what Ive seen online, ferrite bead symbols are usually slanted rectangles with right angled corners. This is slightly different, ...
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unknown circuit symbol rectangle with arrow

I've never seen this symbol before but my wiring diagram is full of it. I also have searched for lists of symbols but it isn't among them. Does anybody know what is is? It is from my wiring diagram of ...
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Altium pin parameters in symbols

thanks for the many great questions and answers over the years. This is my first question. I use Altium Designer for capturing designs. I had an idea to make my processor components a little more ...
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What does a black bar across transformer symbol designate?

What does a black bar across a transformer symbol designate? This appears in a power electronics context, and in particular in this case with substituting a DC transformer as an equivalent circuit ...
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Female symbol on PCB silkscreen?

You can see the symbol on the upper right hand side of the board, what appears to be a pictogram of a woman wearing a dress, similar to a bathroom sign (?) Wondering what this is.
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What are the use cases for a closed solder jumper on a PCB?

I've come across the the symbols for closed solder jumpers in design libraries, and now I came across one in a design. I get why you might include an open jumper that could be solder closed, but what ...
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what is the German/Austrian nomenclature(Voltage and current direction) in electronic circuit?

AS I came from a country where we use the french system in defining the voltage current arrows in electronic circuit, I am confused about the German/Austrian system where I see the voltage arrow is ...
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What does the x mean on MCB?

Any clue? Or is it just there for better visual?
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KiCAD symbol editor - how to use insert key to duplicate pins with every other number

I'm trying to make this header row in KiCAD. If I place pin 1, and press the insert key, it gets duplicated nicely. The problem is, that pin becomes pin 2, then the next pin 3. I want pin 1,3,5,7,9 ...
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Where does this current source symbol come from?

There's an old symbol for a current source that's just two overlapping circles, reminiscent of a Venn diagram. There is more than one question on here with people asking what the symbol is, but I'm ...
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How can I tell if a MOSFET is enhancement-mode or depletion-mode?

Today, from ignorance I have fallen head-first into the world of MOSFET transistors. In my scramble to find some information on the MOSFET I will be using as a switch (HEXFET actually), I learned that ...
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What does this transformer symbol mean

In a balun I have, (model 50-7725 from CPC, datasheet -> http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/2365902.pdf?_ga=2.142463986.1590159842.1535980880-667311346.1535980880) It shows the Balun as: What is the ...