This part of IEC 617 forms an element of a series which deals
with graphical symbols for diagrams. The series consists of the
— Part 1: General information, general index.
— Part 2: Symbol elements, qualifying symbols and other
symbols having general application;
— Part 3: Conductors and connecting devices;
— Part 4: Basic passive components;
— Part 5: Semiconductors and electron tubes;
— Part 6: Production and conversion of electrical
— Part 7: Switchgear, controlgear and protective
— Part 8: Measuring instruments, lamps and signalling
— Part 9: Telecommunications: Switching and peripheral
— Part 10: Telecommunications: Transmission;
— Part 11: Architectural and topographical installation
plans and diagrams;
— Part 12: Binary logic elements;
— Part 13: Analogue elements.
The scope and the normative references for this series are given
in IEC 617-1.
Symbols have been designed in accordance with requirements given
in the future ISO 11714-11). The module size M = 2,5 mm
has been used. For better readability smaller symbols in this
standard have been enlarged to double size and are marked "200 %"
in the symbol column. To save space larger symbols have been
reduced to half size and are marked "50 %" in the symbol column. In
accordance with the future ISO 11714-1, clause 7, symbol dimensions
(for instance height) may be modified in order to make space for a
greater number of terminals or for other layout requirements. In
all cases, whether the size is enlarged or reduced, or dimensions
modified, the thickness of the original line should be maintained
The symbols in this standard are laid out in such a way that the
distance between connecting lines is a multiple of a certain
module. The module 2M has been chosen to provide enough space for a
required terminal designation. The symbols have been drawn to a
size convenient for comprehension, using the same grid consistently
in the representation of all symbols.
All symbols are designed within a grid in a computer-aided
draughting system. The grid which was used has been reproduced in
the background of the symbols.
The older symbols which were included in appendix A of the first
edition of IEC 617-9 for a transitional period, are no longer part
of this second edition, as they will definitely be withdrawn from
The indexes in Annex B and C include an alphabetic list of
symbol names and their corresponding number. The symbol names are
based on the description of the symbols of this part. A general
index including an alphabetic list of symbols of all parts is given
in IEC 617-1.
1) At present, at the stage of Draft International
Standard (document 3/563/DIS).