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General Information
Marathon Special Products, a Regal Beloit Company, has served the electrical/electronic component industry for over
70 years. Our facility in Bowling Green, Ohio contains all manufacturing and warehousing operations including an exten-
sive electrical test lab.
We offer a broad range of fuse holders and terminal blocks, including Kulka
®
terminal blocks. In addition, we have the
expertise to design and manufacture non-standard products for specific customer applications.
On February 1, 1994, Marathon Special Products was registered to ISO standards. We are currently registered to ISO
9001:2008 quality standards.
Marathon Special Products also offers a line of DIN sectional terminal blocks.
Agency Approvals:
The majority of products manufactured by Marathon Special Products are Underwriters Laboratories and Canadian
Standards Association approved.
The approval status of products can be found throughout the catalog. Below are the different approval forms and brief
descriptions.
Environmental Compliance:
All products offered by Marathon Special Products are RoHS compliant and do not require REACH notification.
Tightening Torque:
Recommended tightening torque is listed for all products, either on the carton label or the product label. All torque rec-
ommendations are based on UL 486. In some cases, because of various connector designs, our recommended torque
is different from the torque tables shown in UL 486. However, these products passed the heating cycling and static
heating tests as specified in UL 486.
Wire Ampacity:
The ampacity of a wire is its current carrying capacity with reference to the cross sectional area of the conductor(s), the
temperature rating of the insulation and ambient temperature.
Marathon specified wire ranges are based on UL approved tests using 75
o
C wire. Wires with temperature ratings other
than 75
o
C are approved while observing NEC Article 310 wire tables for allowable ampacities of insulated conductors.
Marathon voltage and amperage ratings remain constant and are independent of the temperature rating of the wire used
in application. Wire gauges and type must remain within the Marathon specified ranges to be UL approved. However,
UL approval for higher currents may be obtained in some end-use applications.
Datasheets available at marathonsp.com
Listed products by Underwriters Laboratories have been evaluated to U.S. safety requirements. These
products are qualified for use in equipment without end-use agency approval when applied within the
product’s rated performance.
Listed products by Underwriters Laboratories have been evaluated to both U.S. and Canadian safety
requirements. These products are qualified for use in equipment without end-use agency approval when
applied within the product’s rated performance.
Recognized products by Underwriters Laboratories have been evaluated to U.S. safety requirements.
These products are components of a larger product or system and have guidelines addressing the suit-
ability when used in an end product.
Recognized products by Underwriters Laboratories have been evaluated to U.S. and Canadian safety
requirements. These products are components of a larger product or system and have guidelines
addressing the suitability when used in an end product.
Certified by Canadian Standards Association, suitable for use in other equipment where Canadian
Standards Association determines the suitability of the combination.
Compliance with European Union Low Voltage Directive.