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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 18th, 2006, 7:42 am Thread Starter
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Electrical diagram advise, please

My this winters biggest project is to rewire and recode and especially document all my various gadgets and farkles. I am in a hope of doing a service for both myself and the possible second owner of the bike (after some 25 years, I hope ) for understanding for what and where all hundreds of meters of wiring and relays are connected to.

Now, I am just a self made electrician and I have no formal education in doing wiring schematics although I am somewhat familiar with reading them.

I have seen professional wiring schematics for industrial electrical cabinets or house ventilation automation done with the principle that the whole document is a set of regular office paper pages instead of a gigantic sheet of blueprint.

I would be using AutoCad for creating the wiring schematics and what I would need is a sample of a wiring diagram for whatever gadget and a set of common symbols used in creating these. I am leaning towards the principle of making the wiring diagram of each gadget on its individual page and thus creating a "book" of x amount of pages.

If there are any electrical pros on the forum I would greatly appreciate the help and hints and when ever the work is done I could post the results to anyone who is interested.

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I may have some smaller schematics at work, if I find some I will send them to you.

Here is a good free source for AutoCad symbols, and there is a program there called "Autoskem", which purports to be a program to run inside AutoCad for creating schematics. (I use CAD systems other than AutoCad, so cannot say if it is any good or not). I have pulled symbols from this site to use in my CAD system though.

Lots of electronic and electrical symbol libraries listed there, along with just about anything else you can imagine.


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post #3 of 3 Old Nov 18th, 2006, 10:49 am
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Hi Ari,

This is not a standard schematic format, but will give you some ideas on someone elses approach. I always thought this fellow did a really fine job.

This is from the HOW.


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