Electronic – Is this “lightning storm over a tropical island” a valid electrical symbol


palm tree island electrical storm

This symbol is stenciled on the circuit board for Compaq PS2021 ATX power supplies. I spent almost half an hour on Google trying to identify it, and I haven't even gotten close. I thought it might be an old company logo, but nothing came up on that search either.

Has anyone seen this symbol before? If not, can you hazard a guess as to what it might represent?

Best Answer

It's not an official symbol.

Often times PCB designers will add in some of their own artwork. It appears to me that the lightning bolt was there to indicate that there is high voltage present. The clouds and island was some "artistic liberties" the PCB designer took. That kind of thing is not uncommon.