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Communication Symbols

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Communication Symbols for Home Electrical Wiring

This list of communication 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 communication devices, you will be able to identify the type and location of the various devices from this list of communication symbols.

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

This listing of communication symbols and devices includes 120 volt, low voltage, alarm and signal devices.

Wiring Diagram Symbols for Signals and Communications

Smoke Detector Electrical Symbol Smoke Detector
The smoke detector symbol describes a device that is used to detect smoke and sound an alarm. Smoke detectors are commonly found in habitable rooms such as bedrooms, hallways and stairways.
Telecom Outlets Electrical Symbol Telecom Outlets
The telecom symbol refers to an outlet that is used for devices such as a telephone computer data connection.
Stereo Outlet Electrical Symbol Stereo Outlet
The stereo outlet symbol typically refers to an outlet where audio connections are provided to connect to a centrally located stereo music or audio unit.
Television Outlet Electrical Symbol Television Outlet
The television symbol refers to a TV jack which may be connected to an external TV antenna or to a centrally located TV coax splitter which connects to a video system or a source for a Cable TV service provider.
Doorbell Button Electrical Symbol Doorbell Button
The doorbell button symbol refers to one or more entry locations to the home, and is typically found at the main front entry door of the home.
Doorbell Chime Electrical Symbol Doorbell Chime
The doorbell chime symbol refers to the location inside the home where the door bell chime is located and is typically found mounted high on an interior wall.
Doorbell Transformer Electrical Symbol Doorbell Transformer
The doorbell transformer symbol refers to the low voltage transformer or power supply which provides the voltage for the door bell system of the home. the door bell transformer is typically located in the main entry closet.
Thermostat Electrical Symbol Thermostat
The thermostat symbol refers to the device that is used to regulate the temperature of the home and is typically located in the hallway near the bedrooms about five feet high on the wall.

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