## What size is 50 roller chain?

## What size is 50 roller chain?

5/8″

# 50 chain is an American standard size that is built to ANSI B29. 1 standards. This size is commonly referred to as 5/8″ pitch roller chain, which comes from the pin to pin measurement. 50 chain is one of the most widely used chain sizes out of the 14 available ANSI standard chains.

## What is the width of a number 50 chain?

50-1 Roller Chain Dimensions – 35 ANSI b 29.1 Roller Chain

Chain No. DIN | P x W | Width W |
---|---|---|

50-1 | 5/8 X 3/8″ | 9.53 |

**Is 530 chain the same as 50?**

Nowadays there is little to no difference between 50 and 530 chains, but the difference originated from where 50 chains were used in industrial applications whereas 530 chains were used primarily for transport and vehicles. Therefore 50 chains were traditionally more durable but heavier and more expensive.

**What do roller chain numbers mean?**

The first digit(s) indicate the pitch of the chain in eighths of an inch, with the last digit being 0 for standard chain, 1 for lightweight chain, and 5 for bushed chain with no rollers. Thus, a chain with half-inch pitch would be a #40 while a #160 sprocket would have teeth spaced 2 inches apart, etc.

### What does 530 mean on a chain?

The size convention for chain is set in a system of 1/8ths. The first number indicates the pitch of the chain (the distance between the centerline of the pins, link to link) a “5” indicates a 5/8ths of an inch pitch, where a “6” indicates a 6/8ths of an inch pitch (3/4″).

### What size is 530 chain?

These chains are generally found on larger motorcycles. The third size is 530 – this is 3 x 1/8-inch = 3/8 (9.5mm) hence the “30”. In metric, this ranges from 24.9mm to 25.3mm. These chains are generally found on more powerful or heavier motorcycles.

**How do you read a chain number?**

Chain Dimensions Chain types are identified by number; ie. a number 40 chain. The rightmost digit is 0 for chain of the standard dimensions; 1 for lightweight chain; and 5 for rollerless bushing chain. The digits to the left indicate the pitch of the chain in eighths of an inch.