Dometic Penguin II Review
The engineers at Dometic took what actual RVers wanted in an air conditioner and brought it to life. They want a powerful AC unit that cools evenly, quickly and efficiently with as little noise as possible. The dometic penguin ii is all of that and more. This is the best RV rooftop air conditioning on the market.
This Dometic Penguin II Rooftop Heat Pump (Air Conditioner + Heater) 651816C is a 15,000 BTU High Efficiency rooftop AC that can be used in ducted or non-ducted applications with the proper control system. It can be operated off of one 15 amp breaker and can run TWO units off of one 30 amp breaker when used in cooler ambient temperatures.
Its sleek shroud lowers the unit’s profile to only 11 1/4 in./29 cm, the lowest in the industry. This reduces wind resistance while driving or towing and gives you more clearance when passing under low bridges and through toll booths. Its high-performance motor and fan deliver powerful cooling performance using the eco-friendly R410A refrigerant. Its carbon steel base pan and wrap-around shroud add strength and durability.
Its compact, lightweight design combines with superior insulation to help reduce noise levels and energy consumption. Its rib-reinforced base pan is built for longevity, and the custom wrap-around shroud adds strength and protection. It is designed to be a direct replacement for most standard roof-mounted rooftop air conditioners and fits into any 14 in. opening. It can be used in conjunction with a Dometic Penguin II Ceiling Assembly for a ducted system or with any standard deflector for a non-ducted application.