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Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

General. With the increasing emphasis on globalization, many industries are now looking to all parts of the world to produce, market and sell their products. Electrical manufacturers are no exception. Since the electrical standards adopted by various nations may vary, the markings and symbols used to describe electrical control products can also vary. Whether it is a complex control system on a machine tool or a simple across-the-line motor starter, the need to recognize and understand these symbols becomes more important. It is possible that products from all parts of the world are being used in any one facility. The purpose of this document is to provide a simple cross-reference of common schematic/wiring diagram symbols used throughout various parts of the world. The graphical symbols were taken from the following standards: BS 3939. CENELEC EN 50 013. DIN 40700 to 40717. EEMAC E14-3. IEC 617-1 to 617-8. NEMA ICS 1.

The following tables describe the device and show the symbol by area of usage.
Description US / Canadian International / British German

Capacitor

Magnetic Only Circuit Breaker

Thermalmagnetic

Coil

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Description

US / Canadian

International / British

German

Normally Closed Basic Contacts

or

Normally Open

or

N.C., Timed Closed

TC

or

N.C., Timed Open Time Delay Contacts N.O., Timed Closed

TO

or

TC

or

N.O., Timed Open

TO

or

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Description

US / Canadian

International / British

German

Non-Fused

Disconnect Switch

Fused

Fuse

Ground

Single Phase

M 1

M 1

Induction Motor
M 3 M 3

Three Phase

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Description

US / Canadian

International / British

German

Standard

Insert color code inside symbol

Insert color code next to symbol

Insert color code next to symbol

Lights, Indicating Push-To-Test

Insert color code inside symbol

Insert color code next to symbol

Meters

Insert function code inside symbol Insert function code inside symbol

Insert function code inside symbol

Thermal Element

or

Overload Relay

Magnetic Element

Illuminated

Push Button

Momentary (N.C.)

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Description

US / Canadian

International / British

German

Momentary (N.O.)

Push Button

Mushroom Head (N.C.)

Mushroom Head (N.O.)

Resistor

2 Position

B A

Letter Sym A B

Position 1 2 X X

Selector Switch
1 2 3 Letter Position Sym 1 2 3 A X B X 1 2 3 1 0 2

3 Position

B A

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Description

US / Canadian

International / British

German

Float (N.C.)

Float (N.O.)

Flow (N.C.)

Switches

Flow (N.O.)

Foot (N.C.)

Foot (N.O.)

Limit (N.C.)

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Description

US / Canadian

International / British

German

Limit (N.O.)

Pressure (N.C.)

Switches

Pressure (N.O.)

Temperature (N.C.)

Temperature (N.O.)

Current

or

Transformer

Voltage

or

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Common Schematic Diagrams

Across-the-Line Non-Reversing Starters with Start Stop Push Buttons


Power Circuit

NEMA
L1 L2 L3

IEC
L1 1 M1 2 1 4 3 6 5 L2 3 L3 5

2 U

4 V

6 W

3
T1 T2 T3

Motor

Control Circuit
NEMA IEC
95 96 21 O L1 Stop M M A2 2 3 M1 A1 Start O.L. L2 M1 22 13 14 13 14 I

O I

Stop Start

Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Common Schematic Diagrams

Across-the Line Non-Reversing Starters with Hand-Off-Auto Selector Switch


Power Circuit

NEMA

IEC
L1 L2 3 L3 5 L2 L3 1 M1 2 1 4 3 6 5

2 U

4 V

6 W

3
T1 T2 T3

Motor

Control Circuit
NEMA IEC
95 96

1-Auto L1 Hand 2 Off Auto M L2 O.L. 2-Off 3-Hand 14 21 24 1 2 3 13 23

22 A1 M1 A2

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Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Common Schematic Diagrams

Across-the-Line Reversing Starters


Power Circuit

L1

L2

L3

NEMA

3 Phase Lines

IEC

L1

L2

L3 1 M1 2 4 6 3 5 M2 2 4 6 1 3 5

2 U

4 V

6 W

T1

T2

T3

Motor

Control Circuit
NEMA IEC
95

96 21 O L1 Stop F 2 Rev. F R 4 5 7 21 R M2 22 A1 M1 A2 A2 M1 22 A1 M2 21 3 L2 R 6 O.L. F 13 F 14 M1 14 13 R 14 M2 14 13 13 22

For.

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Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Common Schematic Diagrams

Combination Starter with Fused Disconnect Switch


Power Circuit

NEMA

IEC
L1 1 L2 3 L3 5

2 1 M1 2 1

4 3

6 5

4 3

6 5

2 L1 L2 L3 U

4 V

6 W

T1

T2

T3

Motor

Control Circuit
NEMA IEC
95 96 21 O L1 Stop M M 2 3 M1 A1 A2 L2 O.L. M1 22 13 14 13 14 I

Start

Stop Start

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Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

Common Schematic Diagrams

Manual Starter 1
Power Circuit

NEMA
L1 L2 L3

IEC
L1 L2 L3

I> 2 U

I> 4 V

I> 6 W

T1

T2

T3

M 3

Motor

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Product Data A Global Reference Guide for Reading Schematic Diagrams

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Publication 100-2.10 December 1992 Supersedes Publication 1002.10 September 1992

1992 Allen-Bradley Company

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