Less mess, right? I've got enough information in each these diagrams to know just what this circuit does and also where to search for problems. Hope this helps. ( Note: don't confuse circuit or schematic diagrams with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will typically show images of elements such as the pictorial, and how the whole or part of a circuit will be wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams usually place an emphasis on real physical place of necessary elements relative to each individual that basically tell a layman exactly what to do concerning the wiring)
Here is another schematic diagram showing the identical circuit, components and connections and it seems different but they fall into exactly the same category.
Consider it in this way; a circuit diagram is any type of diagram which demonstrates how a circuit functions where the major objective is the appropriate wiring of elements and their connection to each other instead of physical location relative to each other or intending prototypes. However, in some applications Assessing diagrams can be challenging so consider this as overall information. I've found this is especially true when dealing with more complicated circuits and electronic equipment. I'm going to work with a more straightforward but typical industrial circuit since these circuit set ups are the exact same, but yet where you're able to see how each type of diagram shows the function of the circuit in their own manners.
A schematic diagram refers to a specific type of circuit structure that uses standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than pictures to demonstrate the way the circuit (or portion of it) functions. Below is a normal 3-wire motor controller circuit employing a normal short stop stop - start pushbutton station employing a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means that the button/switch you activate will return to its default location once you physically let go of this, usually by a spring that forces the button/switch to do this.)
Here is a specialized version of a diagram. The most important aim of this diagram is to demonstrate the logic (speaking to electric management ) of a circuit. This diagram is the one that I mainly encounter in my line of work, and it's very successful for troubleshooting issues or learning the way the circuit functions. Some circuits are so enormous that many kinds of schematic diagrams have to be recorded in increments in book form (typically with coded numbers so that info can be easier located ). Again, here is the exact identical precise circuit because the first two, however looking at it in ladder type.
Pictorial schematic diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are basically the same thing with the identical function, but they use images of elements inside the circuit instead of symbols. Again, here is the same precise circuit (almost except a controller was inserted and they're using conductors L1 and L3 instead of L1 and L2.