Originally Posted by gmc70
I read both lines about not for RV and inverter. I had intended on a PSW inverter from the start and can't imagine why that is any different from shpore power, a MSW yes they don't play well with lots of electrical things. As for the not intended for RV, I don't know. I have about the same space around mine as you but I do have 12 Volt fans in the compartment that push and pull air up and out the roof vent that I installed when we had the Notcold. Buying the refrigerator at a box store I did not have a chance to see manual before purchase. The women salesperson was very short and rude. It was like she was doing us a favor to get it for us. At one point when we were looking at it she told us if you want it let meknow and walked away and disappeared for 10 minutes or so. I will not be back to that store again.
I think this is one of those things that, the manufacturer, Magic Chef, more than likely knows that, the 10.1 cu. ft. model that you and I purchased, is a very common size for RV fridge openings. The life inside a rolling RV, bouncing, swaying, swaying AND bouncing, rough roads (in America, nah, say it ain't so), pot holes, concrete seams and a whole lot more, is tough on certain equipment. And the compressor in a residential fridge is probably potentially subject to damage if, the conditions are just right.
So, maybe this is why they (Magic Chef) puts the disclaimer in the owners manual about not being intended for an RV. This is all just a guess. As for the part about not being intended for an inverter, I suspect Magic Chef knows the difference between MSW and PSW inverters but, they suspect that, a zillion RV owners may not. And, while I'm certainly no expert on just how many RV's are manufactured with MSW or PSW inverters, I'd bet my house that the ratio of MSW is seriously higher than ones produced with PSW. Sooooo, rather than getting all technical in their owners manual trying to explain to the public, the difference between the two, they just CYA or, Cover your A.. in the big picture by saying, "not intended for an inverter".
There is no difference between a PSW and grid electricity, that I know of which, is EXACTLY why I'm presently installing one.