Circuit Diagram 3 - Best Practices
The nuts and bolts of a good wiring diagram is its clarity.
Therefore, some "Best Practices" have prevailed...
You connect components with lines...
Lines are drawn vertically or horizontally.
Only in special cases, 45 degree lines can be used.
Never draw lines through components.
All components must be clearly marked...
All components are uniquely marked with a reference number.
Increase the reference numbers from top left to
Mark important components with a special reference.
For the power supply applies...
Draw the positive voltages on top,
the negative voltages at the bottom.
You can leave out the power supply as a component.
In- and Outputs
For the inputs and outputs apply...
Draw inputs on the left,
outputs on the right...
Arrange functional blocks of a circuit so that the
input is left, the output is right.
These are some of the most important best practices.
However, they become clearer by some examples...