Mitsubishi Electric Drain Pan Level Sensor Meets IMC Code, Eliminates Need for Secondary Drain Pan

Monday, February 06, 2012

SUWANEE, Ga., February 6, 2012 - Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Mitsubishi Electric), an industry leader in ductless cooling and heating technology, today announced the launch of the Diamondback DPLS1 Drain Pan Level Sensor, specifically designed to fit all Mitsubishi Electric residential and commercial systems. The new sensor eliminates the need for a second, unsightly drain pan.

In the past, when an air conditioner's drain pan would overflow, it often wasn't noticed until it was too late. To prevent this problem, the International Mechanical Code (IMC) regulated that all HVAC systems incorporate a secondary drain pan beneath the cooling coil pan. This secondary drain pan can be both bulky and unsightly. Diamondback's DPLS1 Drain Pan Level Sensor, designed exclusively for Mitsubishi Electric residential and commercial systems, is the industry's first mini-split/multi-split condensate sensor that meets the IMC regulation for "allowed exception to the secondary drain pan requirement." When it detects a high condensate level, the Drain Pan Level Sensor simply shuts down the indoor unit to ensure that no liquid runs over.

"This product is the only condensate sensor in the industry that fits inside Mitsubishi Electric's single- and multi-zone system indoor units and allows the system to meet the new IMC code with only one drain pan," says Marc Zipfel, director of product marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating. "With this compact sensor, contractors can now offer customers an industry-leading alternative to a secondary drain pan."

The compact DPLS1 fits all Mitsubishi Electric residential and commercial indoor unit drain pans, and it includes the different harnesses necessary to fit various indoor units. It will not disrupt communications between the outdoor unit, compressor and indoor unit.

Mitsubishi Electric's UL-listed Drain Pan Level Sensor is battery-powered and has timed intermittent sensing with built-in battery check, so it consumes little additional energy. And, since the DPLS1 has no floats or other moving parts, it's easy to install and very reliable.

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About Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., is a division of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. For more than 30 years, the division has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 1982, Mitsubishi Electric was the first to introduce its state-of-the-art split-ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in North America. The company soon expanded, adding to its product line CITY MULTI® variable refrigerant flow (VRF) zoning heat pump systems that use INVERTER technology and offer simultaneous cooling capabilities; compressors; and a full line of air-conditioning accessories. Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating products have won numerous awards for innovation and excellence, including the 2012 BuildingGreen Top-10 Products Award for split-ductless and VRF systems and the 2011 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award for the Dedicated Outdoor Air System. For more information, visit or follow Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact: Jordan Wells
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888/420-0256 ext. 120


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