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Graphical symbols for use on equipment

Definition: Visually perceptible figure with a particular meaning used to transmit information independently of language.


A graphical symbol for equipment has to be developed in accordance with IEC 62648 and included in IEC 60417.


Use Graphical symbols from IEC 60417 or ISO 7000. Contact IEC SC 3C if a suitable symbol does not exist in the IEC 60417 database.



The graphical symbol must include four corners and measure 75 mm x 75 mm. Use the basic pattern defined in IEC 80416-1 to draw your symbol. The basic pattern is available as a template for drawing software at http://sc3c.iec.ch/


Main extensions allowed
Applications / comments


Adobe Illustrator


Corel Draw