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Cougarkid 06-02-2013 01:13 PM

Brisk air to Brisk air II ?
Our rear 1998 Brisk Air 15,000 btu unit (59516.601 - ducted) is dying. Compressor start issues. Added a Hard-start SPP6 and it helps, but still has issues and won't always start. This unit has heat strip and analog thermostat (i.e. switches and a slide temperature control)

Decided to bite the bullet and buy a new one.

Found a new Brisk Air II upper unit (B59516) on line and can get it shipped to me for $590.20. That is over $100 cheaper than any place else I can find one, even locally without shipping charges. From what I found, it will work for ducted on non-ducted and analog or digital thermostat, depending on user requirements. Nothing lets me pick what configuration I want.

Question is, will it bolt up to my old ducted lower and will the thermostat work?
Does the lower (ceiling) unit determine thermostat requirements?

I have requested info from the seller (commercial) but, of course, their service/support is closed on weekends.

Thanks in advance!

jesilvas 06-02-2013 01:39 PM

The upper unit isn't really an issue. But it might not plug into your old control board, I'm not sure.
If it won't, then you'll need a new control board/thermostat kit.

cb1000rider 06-02-2013 07:41 PM

Agree. Start with Dometic. Ask them what units are compatible with your existing control board and thermostat. When I replaced a unit (upgrade, 15k) on our 1999 rig, there was only one AC that was compatible.. Otherwise you're looking at a control and thermostat change...

Cougarkid 06-03-2013 07:35 AM


I emailed Doemtic about my issue. Gave them my old ac number and the new one I am looking at.

According to Dometic, it is a direct replacement. As long as my current thermostat is working (which it is) I can replace, plug in and go.

Looks like I am buying a new upper unit.

BTW, I am going to trouble shoot the thermostat, to be sure, before I buy the ac.

Thanks for the help!


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