Following is a specialized version of a schematic diagram called a ladder diagram. The principle intent of this diagram will be to show the logic (referring to electrical management ) of a circuit board. This really is the one I mostly come across in my line of work, and it's extremely effective for troubleshooting issues or learning the way the circuit works. Some circuits are so enormous that many types of schematic diagrams have to be read in increments from book form (usually with coded numbers so information can be easier found). Again, here's the exact identical specific circuit since the first 2, but looking at it in ladder shape.
Right, Less mess? I have enough info in each one of these diagrams to know exactly what this circuit will do and where to look for problems. Hope this helps. ( Note: do not confuse lecture or circuit diagrams with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will usually demonstrate images of elements such as the pictorial, and the way the whole or portion of a circuit will be wired. The difference is that wiring diagrams generally put an emphasis on actual physical location of necessary elements relative to each individual that basically tell a layman exactly what to do about the wiring)
A design diagram refers to a particular sort of circuit design which uses standard electrical/electronic symbols instead of pictures to demonstrate how a circuit (or portion of it) functions. Below is a typical 3-wire motor control circuit employing a typical short stop stop - start pushbutton station utilizing a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means that the button/switch you activate will go back to its default place once you let go of this, typically by a spring that forces the button/switch to get this done.)
Consider it in this way; a circuit diagram is any type of diagram that illustrates how a circuit operates where the principal purpose is that the appropriate wiring of elements and their connection to each other instead of physical place relative to each other or intending prototypes. Nevertheless, in some uses Assessing diagrams can be challenging so accept this as overall advice. I've found this is especially true when working with more complex circuits and electronic equipment. I'm likely to use a more straightforward but typical industrial circuit because these circuit setups are exactly the same, but nevertheless where you're able to see how each type of diagram shows the role of the circuit in their own ways.
Pictorial design diagrams, or pictorial circuit diagrams are essentially the identical thing with the same purpose, however they use pictures of elements within the circuit rather than symbols. Again, here is the identical specific circuit (virtually except a control transformer was inserted and they are utilizing conductors L1 and L3 instead of L1 and L2.
Here is another schematic diagram showing exactly the identical circuit, connections and components and it appears different but they both fall into precisely the identical category.