Basic electrical reading and interpretation
SINCE we have defined the materials involved in electrical connections, we will now begin reading and interpreting electrical signs, symbols and data.
To understand and read wiring diagrams, we are going to start with a simple power supply, switch, and light.
Diagrams are provided with many electrical devices. The diagrams aid in reading and interpreting the quantities in a circuit. An electrician should have knowledge and understanding in reading these diagrams.
Reading electrical circuit diagrams may prove to be difficult, but here are some of the key points to focus on. The electrical schematics are read from left to right or from top to bottom. The signal direction indicates the flow of current in the circuit. It is then easy for a user to understand when there is a change in the course of the circuit.
The electrical schematics are read from left to right or from top to bottom.
The signal direction indicates the flow of current in the circuit. It is then easy for a user to understand when there is a change in the course of the circuit.
When it comes to the correlation to the real circuit parts, refer to the material to understand the actual values of the capacitors as well the resistors. It is also recommended to consult the manufacturer’s manual for any electrical device. It will help you know the actual value in any active device.
A number of varieties of schematic symbols exist for representing real devices or wires in a circuit. The expertise to understand these diagrams and be able to read them is key, as wrong reading results in wrong interpretation.
Straight lines represent wires; the wires are used to connect different peripherals in a circuit. This may include bulbs, switches, etc.
A triangle represents ground