What does this symbol represents of?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Lightfire, May 18, 2011.

  1. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I am going to try this project (look at the schematic I have attached please). But, I really don't know what this curve (the symbol that I am pointing I don't know). So, what this curve/symbol represents of?

    I put red circles at the symbol I am pointing.

    Please help.

    thank you
     
  2. #12

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    That's a "not a connection". It means the lines on the drawing cross, but there is no electrical connection of the lines.
     
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  3. Wendy

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    It shows a wire jumping over another wire.

    I use a slightly different way of showing the same thing.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. beenthere

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    That is a way to indicate that the wires do not connect to each other. It is more common to place a dot where the wires do connect (you can see connection dots in several places), and not bother with the visual representation of one wire jumping over the other.
     
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  5. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    THANK Ya!!!
     
  6. DerStrom8

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    That is the (slightly) older way of showing "no connection." Nowadays, we generally see
    [​IMG]
    for connected, and
    [​IMG]
    for not connected. It is important to know all these variations.
    Der Strom
     
  7. magnet18

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    I prefer to use both the dots where there is a connection, as well as a jump when there is none, just to help prevent confusion (mainly of myself).
     
  8. BillB3857

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    I like the loops since many copy machines will blur to the point your not sure whether it is a dot or not.
     
  9. georgetang

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    Loops will be better because it is so much easier to recognize a loop than a dot if your schematic is very complicated.
     
  10. THE_RB

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    I like loops in hand drawn schematics but in computer drawn schematics they take more time (you have to add a loop symbol), and on complex schematics loops take up space and look messy.
     
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