Originally Posted by rbryan4
The main driver of the EU regulations is energy efficiency though. Reduced energy consumption comes at the cost of cooling capacity. If dometic (or anyone else) makes a fridge that will not be EU compliant, its because it does not meet their energy consumption requirements.
I'm not so sure that all Dometic products are high-power / high-performance designs except where EU standards have forced them to be otherwise; however, I get the point.
On this power-equals-performance basis, rather than selecting non-EU models, perhaps one should just look for models with high power ratings for their size
. The power consumption (for each energy source) is listed on the labels... even non-EU labels. Higher power will indicate a higher-capacity cooling unit.
I have collected (from photos of labels, and spec pages) size, power, and class rating data for two models used in Escapes:
- RM2510 (5 cu ft)
- RM8551/8555 (4.3 cu ft)
and I can throw in others that I own
I would be interested in the other models:
- 3 cu ft
- RM8555L (6.7 cu ft)
I can check Dometic documents, but the labels are a nice consistent source.