Electronic Component Symbols

CIRCUIT SYMBOLS

Electronic Component Symbols - CIRCUIT SYMBOLS

Diodes

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diode symbol

diode

Diodes have two terminals, but current can only pass through them in one direction. A diode is indicated by an arrow parallel to the wire line, and a line perpendicular to it. Current flows in the direction the arrow points.

light emitting diode symbol

led

A light emitting diode (LED) is a diode that also produces light. Its circuit symbol is the same as a normal diode, but with two smaller arrows pointing away from the main arrow to indicate emitted light.

zener diode symbol

zener diode

On a Zener diode, both terminals have the same voltage. The symbol is the same as a normal diode, except the line has a small “serif” on its top.

 

photodiode symbol

photodiode

A photodiode can react to light. Its symbol is the same as the LED, except the small arrows point at the main arrow, to indicate light coming in.