A wiring diagram is a simplified conventional pictorial representation of the physical connections and physical layout of an electrical system or circuit. Wiring diagrams show how the aircraft wires are connected and where they should be located in the electrical system, as well as the physical connections between all the components. This makes a wiring diagram useful in manufacturing or troubleshooting an electrical system or circuit for various aircraft including the F-16, F-15, V-22, and UH-60.
The difference between a wiring diagram and schematic is the schematic only shows the plan and function for an electrical circuit, but is not concerned with the physical layout of the wires.
At InterConnect Wiring, we frequently use wiring diagrams to generate a Routing List (a point-to-point termination database). Once the terminations are in a database format we can extract Reference Designator Lists, Work Instructions for assembly, Batch Files for laser wire and Ref Des ID marking as well as many other valuable pieces of aircraft electrical harness and circuit breaker production data.