Components in a Circuit

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Laura
  • Created on: 08-01-13 21:14

What is the circuit symbol for a cell?

two 't' shapes head to head, one with a thicker top (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_d.gif)

1 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for an open switch?

two horizontal lines with a gap where one line is at 45 degrees  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_a.gif)

2 of 14

What is the symbol for a closed switch?

two horizontal lines with a join in the centre (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_b.gif)

3 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a lamp?

a circle with an 'x' inside, attached to a horizontal line either side (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_c.gif)

4 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a diode?

Circuit symbol for diode (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/add_aqa_phy_circuit_symbol_diode.jpg)

5 of 14

The symbol for a Light Emitting Diode (LED)?

Circuit symbol for LED (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/add_aqa_phy_circuit_symbol_LED.jpg)

6 of 14

The symbol for a Light Dependant Resistor (LDR)?

a rectangle lying flat with two horizontal lines running out of either side. a circle runs around the rectangle, and two arrows point downwards at the rectangle, from the top left. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_l.gif)

7 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a battery?

three t-shapes, the one on left flipped to the right, the two on the right flipped 90 degrees to the left. the two on the right side have a thicker  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_e.gif)

8 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for an ammeter?

a circle with an 'A' in the centre with two horizontal lines coming out of the sides of the circle (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_i.gif)

9 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a voltmeter?

a circle with a 'V' in the centre. two horizontal lines come out from either side of the circle. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_f.gif)

10 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a resistor?

a rectangle lying flat with two horizontal lines coming out of its sides (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_g.gif)

11 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a thermistor?

a rectangle lying flat with two horizontal lines running out either side of it. A 45 degree line runs through the rectangle which bends at the bottom to run parallel with the base of the rectangle (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_k.gif)

12 of 14

What is the circuit symbol for a fuse?

a rectangle lying flat with one horizontal line running through the centre of it and out of both sides (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_h.gif)

13 of 14

What is the symbol for a variable resistor?

a rectangle lying flat with an arrow running through it at a 45 degree angle. two horizontal lines run out of the sides of the rectangle (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/ph_elect01_j.gif)

14 of 14

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »See all Electricity resources »