Circuit Symbols Quiz Results

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Electronic circuit symbols are used for drawing schematic diagrams. The symbols below represent electrical and electronic components. Here are the answers to our circuit symbol quiz.

SPDT Switch

SPDT Switch
This symbol represents a Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) switch, which selects between two connections in a circuit. A switch breaks, interrupts, or diverts the current from one conductor to another.

This breaks, interrupts, or diverts the current from one conductor to another.

Answer Options
Response Percent
Response Count
SPDT Toggle Switch
Non-connected wires
Resistor
Voltmeter
98.9%
0.6%
0.2%
0.3%
6794
42
16
17

POT

POT
A potentiometer is an adjustable resistor with three terminals in a circuit drawing. A "pot" provides a variable resistance.

A simple knob that provides a variable resistance.

Answer Options
Response Percent
Response Count
Bipolar Transistor
Zener Diode
Potentiometer
Volume Switch
1.4%
0.8%
95.6%
2.3%
94
53
6629
157

Photodiode

Photodiode
This symbol represents a photodiode, which allows current flow only when exposed to light. It converts visible electromagnetic radiation (light) into either current or voltage.

Converts visible electromagnetic radiation into either current or voltage.

Answer Options
Response Percent
Response Count
Photodiode
Light Emitting Diode
Polarized Capacitor
Buzzer
86.6%
12.4%
0.9%
0.1%
5974
856
62
6


MOSFET

MOSFET
A MOSFET transistor is used to amplify and switch electronic signals and power. It uses an electric field to control the flow of electrons and shapes the conductivity of a channel. MOSFET = metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor

Uses an electric field to control the flow of electrons and shapes the conductivity of a channel. Pay close attention to this symbol!

Answer Options
Response Percent
Response Count
MOSFET Transistor
Bipolar Transistor
AC Voltage Source
Variable Inductor
88.2%
9%
0.6%
2.2%
6057
619
42
152

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Here are some useful sites with more information on circuit symbols:

The Electronics Club
RapidTables.com
Wikipedia Circuit Symbols

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