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Summary: Identification of Switch Symbols used in Electrical Construction for understanding Blueprints and Electrical Drawings.

Electrical Symbols: Switch Symbols for Home Electrical Wiring

This list of switch symbols will help you to identify these devices on the electrical blueprint or wiring diagram layout.

When performing any electrical wiring for any of these switches devices, you will be able to identify the type and location of the various devices from this list of switch symbols.

The listing includes a description of the commonly used devices that are represented by these switch symbols.

This listing of switch symbols includes a variety of the most commonly installed switches which are mainly used for lighting however some may be used for wall receptacles, garbage disposals, and applications such as controlling a water fountain.

Electrical Wiring Diagram Symbols for Switches

Switch Electrical Symbol Switch
The switch symbol typically refers to a single pole switch which is most commonly wall mounted and found in all areas of the home.
3-Way Switch Electrical Symbol 3-Way Switch
the 3-way switch symbol is used to describe a pair of light switches which are found in areas such as a hallway or stairway where a 3-way switch is located at opposite ends.
4-Way Switch Electrical Symbol 4-Way Switch
The 4-way switch symbol describes one or more 4-way switches which are commonly found in very long hallways or stairways where there is more than two access points.
Dimmer Switch Electrical Symbol Dimmer Switch
The dimmer switch symbol may refer to a variety of dimming type light switches which are used to control dimmable light fixtures commonly found in areas such as living rooms and bed rooms.

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