Electronic Switch Symbols

A switch is an electrical tool that is used as a connector or disconnector in the pathway of electric current. There is a huge variety of electrical switches that are of different, designs, qualities, features and purposes. In physics or electronics, different diagrams and illustrations showing the pathway of current or voltage do contain switches.


These switches are denoted with different symbols. But these symbols are drawn by hand in those diagrams and illustrations. If you are making a note on electronics or physics and facing trouble with those switch symbols then try this table of switch symbols on maxtable.com.

Electrical & electronic switch symbols of schematic diagram - toggle switch, pushbutton switch, DIP switch, relay, jumper, solder bridge.


Symbol Name Description
SPST switch symbol SPST Toggle Switch Disconnects current when open
SPDT switch symbol SPDT Toggle Switch Selects between two connections
push button symbol Pushbutton Switch (N.O) Momentary switch - normally open
push button symbol Pushbutton Switch (N.C) Momentary switch - normally closed
dip switch symbol DIP Switch DIP switch is used for onboard configuration
spst relay symbol SPST Relay Relay open / close connection by an electromagnet
spdt relay symbol SPDT Relay
jumper symbol Jumper Close connection by jumper insertion on pins.
solder bridge symbol Solder Bridge Solder to close connection

Different Switch Symbols and Their Features

This table of switch symbols gives you a complete set of switches with their use and features. You can also access complete details about certain switches and their use in the electrical field by given links. You just have to click on the name of a switch you wanna explore about. 

How important are symbols in making electronic diagrams?

Electronic symbols are mainly used for shortening the drafting as well as to understand the circuit diagram. These symbols are identical throughout the industry. The addition of a dot, line, letters, shading & numbers provides an exact meaning of a symbol.

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