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On Symbol

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On Symbol

Universal power symbols are described in the International Electrotechnical Commission 60417 standard, Graphical symbols for use on equipment, appearing in the 1973 edition of the document (as IEC 417) and informally used earlier.

IEC 5007, the power on (line) symbol, appearing on a button or one end of a toggle switch indicates that the control places the equipment into a fully powered state. It comes from the binary system (1 or | means on).

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Media Control Symbols.

On Symbol is part of the Power symbols group.

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