Here's a variant of a diagram called a ladder structure. The principle point of this diagram is to show the logic (referring to electrical management ) of a circuit board. This diagram is the one that I mostly come across in my line of work, and it's extremely successful for troubleshooting issues or learning the way the circuit functions. Some frequencies are so huge that most types of schematic diagrams need to be read in increments in novel form (typically with coded numbers so information can be simpler located ). Again, here is the identical exact circuit as the first 2, however looking at it in ladder form.
Pictorial schematic diagrams, or pictorial circuit diagrams are basically the exact same thing with exactly the same purpose, but they use images of components inside the circuit instead of symbols. Again, here is the exact identical exact circuit (virtually except a control transformer was included and they're utilizing conductors L1 and L3 instead of L1 and L2.
Here's another schematic diagram demonstrating the same circuit, connections and components and it looks different but they both fall into exactly the exact identical category.
Think of it this way; a circuit structure is any sort of diagram which illustrates how a circuit operates where the principal objective is the proper wiring of components and their relationship to each other rather than physical place relative to each other or intending prototypes. However, in some applications Assessing diagrams can be challenging so choose this as overall information. I've found this is particularly true when dealing with much more complex circuits and electronic equipment. I'm likely to work with a simpler but typical industrial circuit since these circuit set ups are exactly the same, but yet where it is possible to see how each type of diagram indicates the function of the circuit in their own ways.
A schematic diagram refers to a specific type of circuit diagram which uses standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than images to demonstrate the way the circuit (or a part of it) works. Below is a normal 3-wire motor control circuit employing a standard momentary stop - start pushbutton channel working with a schematic diagram. (Momentary this means the button/switch you activate will return to its default position once you physically let go of it, typically by a spring which forces the button/switch to do this.)
Right, less mess? I have enough information in every one of these diagrams to know exactly what this circuit does and also where to start looking for problems. Hope that this helps. ( Note: don't confuse circuit or schematic diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will typically show pictures of components such as the pictorial, and also how the entire or part of a circuit has been wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams typically put an emphasis on actual physical location of necessary elements relative to each other that essentially tell a layman Just What to do concerning the wiring)