Ideal for smaller, lighter blinds. Also if you want to avoid drilling the walls to install a chain tensioner, the system is suitable for a cord breakaway device to render your blind child safe. Another advantage of a 1:1 mechanism is that it is faster when operating the blind.

Suitable for any size blind – big or small and with heavy fabric. They are easier and smoother to operate. On the other hand, the disadvantage of a 1:4 mechanism is that it is slower and the blind will take longer to pull up. Chain breakaway connectors are typically not recommended for this system and you’ll have to fix the operating chain to the wall with a tensioning device.

Elite 1:4 Breakaway Roman Blind Mechanism

Similar to its standard counterpart, the 1:4 gear ratio allows users to handle the traditionally heavy fabrics found on most Roman blinds, with a lifting capacity of 10kg so it’s suitable for any blind size. What makes it stand out is how easily a detached operating chain can be returned. With no components coming loose and nothing to unlock or open, users can confidently reinstate the chain themselves in less time than it would take to call you back to the site.