Dometic Penguin II RV Air Conditioner (13500 BTU)
Need an RV rooftop air conditioner for your camper van? The Dometic Penguin II RV Air Conditioner (13500 BTU) is a low-profile RV rooftop air conditioner with sleek, futuristic styling that offers premium comfort control and improved aerodynamics. With a low profile of under 10 inches (25.4 cm) in height, the sleek shroud reduces wind resistance while the vehicle is moving. A rib-reinforced base pan delivers lasting strength, while its R410A refrigerant is more eco-friendly and releases heat efficiently. Its high-performance motor and fan deliver first-class cooling performance. The Penguin II can be used for ducted and non-ducted cooling systems. The non-ducted application requires an Air Distribution Box, and this A/C unit also requires the Dometic CCC wall thermostat (both sold separately).
This version of the Penguin II is a heat pump: that is, it can operate in cooling or heating mode. In heating mode, it can quickly raise the temperature inside a van from 40ºF to 68ºF in 30 minutes. However, for lower ambient temperatures, you'll want to use a different heater.
Not sure which air conditioner model to get? Use a BTU calculator to determine your cooling requirements. Calculate the interior dimensions of your space, your insulation level (because it's a van with windows and not much thermal mass, I'd select "poor"), and desired temperature increase - calculate the maximum cooling output you might ever need, and size your air conditioner to be capable of that.
Note: This air conditioner weighs around 100 pounds. The roof opening must be reinforced on the interior with a wood or metal frame capable of supporting the weight of this A/C unit (see install guide). Lifting this unit onto the roof of the RV requires two people and/or mechanical assistance using a crane, forklift, etc. Typically you will need a 3000W generator or shore power to run this A/C unit. Shipping on this unit is $99.
Key Features: Dometic Penguin II RV Air Conditioner (13500 BTU)
- RV air conditioner and heat pump, can both heat and cool your RV (heat pump not effective at temperatures below 40ºF)
- High-performance motor and fan
- Low profile – 11 1/4" / 29 cm high
- Sleek, contemporary shroud improves aerodynamics, reduces wind resistance
- Ducted or non-ducted cooling
- Requires Dometic air distribution board (ADB) and Dometic CCC2 wall thermostat (sold separately)
- White shroud
- Limited two-year warranty.
Specifications: Dometic Penguin II RV Air Conditioner (13500 BTU)
|Type (A/C or Heat Pump)||Heat pump
|Cooling Capacity (BTU)||13500 BTU|
|Running Cooling Watts||(ISO 5151) 3956.46 W|
|Locked Rotor Amps (LRA)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
||40.5" x 29" x 11.25"|
|Weight (lbs.)||101 lbs|
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