Circuit Diagram Symbols

# Circuit Diagram Symbols

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• Circuit Diagram Symbols
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In the previous segment, we have solved a word problem based on potential difference.

In this segment, we will study the various circuit diagram symbols that are used frequently.

## What are the different Circuit diagram symbols?

• The electric cell is represented using two vertical lines of different lengths. The longer one is a positive terminal and the shorter one negative.

## Electric cell

• A combination of cells is represented using multiple lines as shown.

## Combination of cells

• A plug key or a switch is used to open or close a circuit. Plug key symbols for open and closed circuits are shown as follows:

## Plug key (open) Plug key (close)

• Switches, it’s shown as follows:

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