Dometic Penguin II 15K BTU Single Zone White High Capacity Heat Pump Air Conditioner

This Penguin II is a sleek, futuristic low profile Heat Pump Air Conditioning unit that offers premium comfort control and improved aerodynamics.
Item # 97906
Color White
Special Order Item No
Ships LTL Freight Yes
Return Policy 30 Days (After Delivery)
Out of Stock

Description / Dometic Penguin II 15K BTU Single Zone White High Capacity Heat Pump Air Conditioner

Dometic has brought this rooftop Penguin II 15K BTU 651916 Series Heat Pump Air Conditioning unit to the table with a high-performance motor and fan that together delivers superb cooling. This unit also uses a more eco-friendly R410A refrigerant!

The engineers at Dometic have taken what YOU (an actual RV-er) wants in an AC unit and have brought it to life with the all new Penguin II Series. The most sought after features that consumers voiced were that they wanted a unit that cools evenly, quickly and efficiently while still running as quietly as possible.

The Penguin II is a powerful cooling machine while remaining as a low, compact profile, sitting at only 11-1/4" tall. The sleek, contemporary shroud combined with the lower overall height helps improve aerodynamics and reduces wind resistance for when you are driving or towing your RV down any road. While that might not seem like a big deal, it most certainly is!

When you are towing your fifth wheel, travel trailer, etc. or driving your Class A or Class C and so on, you want as little wind resistance, or "drag", as possible. The bigger the vehicles and campers, the more gas consumption! And when your engine has to work harder to reach higher speeds on the highway, the smaller amount of "drag", the better!

This is especially important when you have multiple rooftop AC units or other products such as satellites and antennas that will also contribute to more wind resistance while you are driving.

Despite the Penguin II's compact and lightweight design, the robust rib-enforced base pan ensures that the Penguin II can handle tough environments for a longer service life. The custom wrap-around shroud and carbon steel base pan adds strength, protection, and durability to contribute to this lasting design.

Dometic goes the extra mile and insulates their Penguin II units with an EPP foam housing which not only provides a little bit of added protection to the interior components of the AC unit, but it also contributes to the lighter weight by not using sheet metal as insulation. The EPP foam housing supports better cooling while minimizing noise.

Larger air openings in the shroud and the base allow for improved air flow and cooling, while still running quietly. Dampening brackets are used to reduce noise and vibration.


6 - "Penguin"
5 - "Heat Pump"
1 - "Pre-Installed Control Board"
9 - "SZLCD/CT" Single Zone LCD/Capacitive Touch (Control/Thermostat Type)
1 - "No Built-In Heat Strip"
6 - "High Capacity" 15,000 BTU Equivalent
H - "Molex Connector" (120VAC)
XX1C0-01 - "White Shroud"

- To set this unit up as a DUCTED unit, you will need the Return Air Grille part # 3317404.000 and Single Zone Thermostat Part # 3316250.700 (White) or 3316250.712 (Black).

- To set this unit up as a NON-DUCTED unit, you will need the Air Distribution Box Part # 3314850.000 and Single Zone Thermostat Part # 3316250.700 (White) or 3316250.712 (Black).

More Information

Item # 97906
Brand Dometic
Series Penguin II Series
Model 651916HXX1C0-01
Manufacturer SKU 9600003815
Fits 14" x 14" Vent Opening
Color White
Profile Low
BTU's 15,000 BTU
Function Cool and Heat Pump
Installation Type Ducted or Non-Ducted
Power Requirement 120VAC
Features Pre-Installed Control Board for a Single Zone Thermostat
Ampere Rating: 12 Amp
Evaporator Flow Rate: 265 Cubic Feet Per Minute
*See "Description" Section for more information on the breakdown of this model*
Included (1) AC Unit w/ Heat Pump
Pre-Installed Single Zone Control Board
Installation Instructions
*Ceiling Assembly and Single Zone Thermostat are NOT included and are sold separately.*
Dimensions Overall Product: 40-1/2" L x 29" W x 11-1/4" H
Warranty Limited 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Net Weight 99 lbs.
Special Order Item No
Return Policy 30 Days (After Delivery)
UPC 713814222055
LTL Freight Yes

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Customer Reviews

Outstanding Customer Service and Fast Shipping from Dyers!
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Dyers gave me great customer service on this order! They were out of stock on this particular model, but they got it shipped direct from a Dometic warehouse, and I received it within 5 business days in great condition (strapped to a skid to prevent handling damage).
This is a noticeably more powerful unit that the 13.5K Penguin it replaced. The heat pump feature is awesome for those cool mornings when you really don't need the furnace.
This unit requires a Molex #194030014 plug to connect the 120V power instead of a electrical junction box (no wire nuts used here). This plug is new and there isn't a lot of information about it in the manual. I found the Molex plug for less than $10 on eBay, and all that is required is a large set of channel locks to crimp the connections on the house power supply wires. Once completed it is a very clean electrical connection, that can be unplugged quickly with no tools if service is ever required.

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