Right, Less clutter? I've got enough info in each these diagrams to know precisely what this circuit does and where to look for problems. Hope this helps. ( Note: don't confuse circuit or schematic diagrams with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will usually show images of components like the pictorial, and also how the whole or portion of a circuit is wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams usually place an emphasis on real physical place of necessary components relative to each individual that basically tell a layman Just What to do concerning the wiring. )
Here's a specialized variant of a diagram. The most important point of this diagram is to show the logic (referring to electric management ) of a circuit. This diagram is the one I mainly encounter in my line of work, and it's very successful for troubleshooting problems or learning the way the circuit functions. Some circuits are so enormous that many types of schematic diagrams need to be read in increments from book form (usually with coded numbers so info can be simpler located ). Again, here is the exact exact circuit as the first 2, but looking at it in ladder type.
A design diagram refers to a particular kind of circuit diagram which utilizes standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than pictures to demonstrate how a circuit (or portion of it) works. Below is a standard 3-wire motor control circuit using a typical short stop halt - start pushbutton station working with a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means the button/switch you activate will go back to its default place once you let go of this, usually by a spring which forces the button/switch to get this done.)
Consider it this way; a circuit diagram is any kind of diagram which illustrates how a circuit operates where the major purpose is the appropriate wiring of components and their connection to each other instead of physical location relative to one another or planning prototypes. Nonetheless, in some uses classifying diagrams can be difficult so consider this as overall information. I've found this is especially true when dealing with much more complicated circuits and electronics. I'm going to use a more straightforward but typical industrial circuit because these circuit set ups are exactly the same, but where it is possible to see how each kind of diagram shows the operation of the circuit in their own ways.
Here's another schematic diagram showing the identical circuit, connections and components and it appears different but they both fall into precisely the exact identical category.
Pictorial schematic diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are essentially the exact same thing with the same purpose, but they use pictures of components within the circuit rather than symbols. Again, here's the same exact circuit (almost except a control transformer was included and they're utilizing conductors L1 and L3 rather than L1 and L2.