Pictorial schematic diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are basically the identical thing with exactly the same function, but they use images of components within the circuit instead of symbols. Again, here is the identical exact circuit (virtually except a control transformer was included and they are utilizing conductors L1 and L3 rather than L1 and L2.
Less mess, right? I've got enough information in each one of these diagrams to know precisely what this circuit will do and where to search for problems. Hope that this helps. ( Note: don't confuse circuit or schematic diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will usually demonstrate images of elements like the pictorial, and the way the entire or portion of a circuit is wired. The difference is that wiring diagrams typically place an emphasis on real physical place of necessary elements relative to each other that basically tell a layman Just What to do concerning the wiring)
Here is another schematic diagram showing exactly the same circuit, components and connections and it seems different but they fall into exactly the exact identical category.
Consider it in this way; a circuit diagram is any type of diagram which illustrates how a circuit operates where the major objective is the proper wiring of components and their connection to each other instead of physical place relative to each other or planning prototypes. However, in some applications Assessing diagrams can be hard so do this as general advice. I have found this is particularly true when working with much more complex circuits and electronic equipment. I'm likely to use a more straightforward but average industrial circuit because these circuit set ups are the exact same, but where you're able to see how each type of diagram shows the purpose of the circuit in their own ways.
A schematic diagram refers to a particular type of circuit structure that uses standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than images to demonstrate the way the circuit (or portion of it) functions. Below is a standard 3-wire motor control circuit utilizing a standard short stop stop - start pushbutton channel utilizing a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means that the button/switch you trigger will go back to its default position once you let go of it, typically by a spring that compels the button/switch to get this done.)
Here is a specialized version of a schematic diagram known as a ladder diagram. The main intent of this diagram will be to demonstrate the logic (speaking to electrical management ) of a circuit. This really is the one I mainly encounter in my line of work, and it is extremely successful for troubleshooting issues or learning the way the circuit works. Some circuits are so huge that many types of schematic diagrams need to be read in increments from novel form (usually with coded numbers so that info can be simpler found). Again, here is the exact same precise circuit since the first two, but looking at it in ladder shape.