⚡ Meaning – High Voltage Emoji

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The high voltage sign generally stands for lightning or thunder. This emoji can also mean that something has high voltage and it is used as a warning sign in this case. People generally use Lightning Emoji to express that something is extremely powerful or meaningful as if saying “Going to a great concert!”.

The High Voltage Emoji appeared in 2003, and now is mainly known as the Lightning Emoji, but also may be reffered as the Lightning Bolt Symbol. Sometimes it is mentioned as the Thunderbolt Symbol.

Lightning Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Lightning Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
High Voltage Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
Browser / Native
High Voltage Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Lightning Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
High Voltage Emoji, LG style
LG
n/a
ASCII Emoticon

Lightning Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+26A1
Unicode name
High Voltage
Category
Travel & Places / Sky & Weather
Keywords
electric
Windows Alt-code
Alt+26A1
Decimal HTML Entity
⚡
Hex HTML Entity
⚡
UTF-16 hex
0x26A1
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_voltage
Version
Unicode 4.0
Year
2003 (see all emoji of 2003)

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How to type Lightning Emoji

There are number of methods to type High Voltage Emoji. Easiest way is to copy & paste, but other methods, like windows alt-codes and HTML-entities (for web sites) are also popular enough.

You may use this Copy and Paste Emoji List to copy/type emoji one-by-one or this Online Emoji Keyboard to write all your message at one time and copy it when finished.

Copy and paste ⚡ emoji

It's very easy to get Lightning Emoji both on computer and mobile without any emoji keyboard installed. All you need is to select, copy and paste this symbol: . Select this like a regular text, and copy to the clipboard. After doing that, switch to another website or application and paste emoji using context menu or keyboard. Hint: use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste emoji.

Even if emoji symbol or smiley looks like a black square or question mark, it most probably will be converted into appropriate image by web site or application where you paste it.

To avoid misunderstandings, first carefully read ⚡ meaning and look at ⚡ pictures before sending it to somebody: some emoji don't mean what you think they mean ;-)

High Voltage Emoji HTML-entities

HTML entites are intended for using on websites. You can put Lightning Emoji html entity code in decimal or hexadecimal form right in your message, and it will be translated into graphical representation of High Voltage Emoji after you submit.

⚡ emoji Alt-codes for Windows

It's easy to type emoji or any other Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by it's alt-code in MS Windows. Here are instructions.

  1. Press and hold Alt key on keyboard.
  2. Hit the Plus (+) button on numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit
  4. Now release the Alt key and you'll see your character.

Note 1. This method works only for unicode codepoints U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this trick does not work, you should check some settings in your Windows Registry. If you don't know what the Registry is, please don't try this! Run regedit.exe and navigate to the HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method branch. Add EnableHexNumpad key with type of REG_SZ and set it to "1". You may need to log off and back on to enable this input type.

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