# What is a Type V belt?

## What is a Type V belt?

A v-belt is a flexible machine element used to transmit power between a set of grooved pulleys or sheaves. They are characterized as belts having a trapezium cross-section. V-belts are the most widely used belt drives since their geometry causes them to wedge tightly into the groove as the tension is increased.

**How do you read serpentine belt numbers?**

EXAMPLE: 6PK1003 » 6 – This indicates the number of ribs on the belt; therefore, this is a 6-rib belt. » PK – The “P” indicates a metric designation, and the “K” indicates the belt is automotive per SAE J1459. » 1003 – This is the effective length of the belt expressed in millimeters. WHAT IS THE EFFECTIVE LENGTH?

### What do the numbers on fan belts mean?

These numbers represent the outside length of a fan belt. The number might be 420; this means the outside circumference of the fan belt is 42 inches. A belt with the number “3L420” on it means it is 9.5 millimeters in width and 42 inches in length. This is the information you’ll need when searching for a replacement.

**Are all fan belts the same size?**

First, to determine what type of belt is on your fan, measure the width of the belt. Most fan belts are A type belts with a measurement of 1/2″. If the fan belt measures 5/8″ it is classified as type B belt. You also use a thin string to take this measurement and place it on a steel tape to get the correct length.

#### What is V-belt pitch length?

Belt Pitch Length: The pitch length of a belt is the length at the pitch diameter of the sheaves being used. The pitch length is obtained by adding the pitch circumference of one sheave to twice the center distance between two equal diameter sheaves at a specified tension.

**What is a 5L belt?**

5L Belt = 5/8 (.625) Inches Width x 3/8 (.375) Height. 3V & 3VX Belts = 3/8 (.375) Inch Width x 5/16 (.3125) Height.

## What is a 5v belt?

385 products. V-belts, sometimes called vee-belts, are a type of drive belt that have tapered sides that fit in pulleys with side guides. They transfer force from motors to pulleys to power a variety of parts including paddles, rollers, water pumps, compressors, and fans.