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An introduction to Connectors

Connectors are used to join ball chain together to make endless loops. We have a range of connectors in a variety of different finishes and sizes to match our complete ball chain range.

'R' Connectors

R Connectors Materials: Brass, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Mild Steel

Finishes: Bright brass, Nickel free (R3 & R6 connectors), Nickel Plate
Connector SizeLength ALength BChain size
ImperialMetricImperialMetric
R33/8"9.6mm1/8"3.2mmNo. 2/ No. 3
R61/2"12.8mm11/64"4.26mmNo. 6
R1017/32"13.5mm1/4"6.4mmNo. 8/ No. 10
R1311/16"18mm21/64"8.3mmNo. 13


'N' Connectors

N Connectors These are used in joining ball chain to sanitary assemblies such as nut and stays to enable the chain to be used as a plug.
Part no.Length (A)Diameter (B)Hole Size (C)Used on chain size
ImperialMetricImperialMetricImperialMetric
N619/64"7.5mm15/64"6.0mm9/64"3.5mmNo. 6
N83/8"10.0mm19/64"7.5mm11/64"4.5mmNo. 7/ No. 8
N107/16"13.5mm5/16"8.0mm13/64"5.0mmNo. 8/ No. 10


'P' Connectors

P Connectors Similar to ‘N’ connectors these connect ball chain to a variety of different assemblies and applications.


Open beads

Open beads Open beads are attached to the ends of chain lengths to act as a stopping device.

These allow the chain to be used in blind controls and other mechanical systems and prevent the chain from being completely pulled through the system.