How to Use Mitsubishi Zone Controller: A Comprehensive Guide

Mitsubishi’s zone controllers offer advanced features and flexibility for managing your HVAC system. Whether you’re using the Smart ME controller, Touch MA controller, Deluxe MA controller, Simple MA controller, or Wireless MA Handheld Controller, this guide will provide you with the technical details and step-by-step instructions to effectively utilize your Mitsubishi zone controller.

Choosing the Right Mitsubishi Zone Controller

Mitsubishi offers a range of zone controllers, each with its own unique features and capabilities. When selecting the appropriate controller for your needs, consider the following factors:

  1. Built-in Sensors: Some controllers, such as the Smart ME, feature built-in sensors for temperature, humidity, and occupancy detection, allowing for more precise climate control.
  2. Scheduling Capabilities: Controllers like the Touch MA and Deluxe MA offer advanced scheduling options, enabling you to program temperature and fan speed settings for different zones at specific times.
  3. Language Support: Certain controllers, such as the Deluxe MA, provide multi-language support, making it easier to navigate the interface in your preferred language.
  4. Wireless Connectivity: The Wireless MA Handheld Controller allows for remote control of your HVAC system, providing greater flexibility and convenience.

Installing the Mitsubishi Zone Controller

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Once you’ve selected the appropriate controller, follow Mitsubishi’s installation instructions carefully. For example, when installing the Touch MA controller, you’ll need to connect it to your HVAC system using a LonWorks interface, such as the LMAP04U-E. This interface enables you to integrate and control third-party equipment, including heating, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and ventilation systems, all from the kumo cloud app.

Connecting the Touch MA Controller

  1. Locate the LonWorks interface (LMAP04U-E) and connect it to your HVAC system according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Connect the Touch MA controller to the LonWorks interface using the appropriate cables.
  3. Ensure all connections are secure and properly grounded to prevent electrical interference.
  4. Power on the system and verify that the Touch MA controller is communicating with the HVAC equipment.

Programming the Mitsubishi Zone Controller

After the installation, you can program your Mitsubishi zone controller using the manufacturer’s software or mobile app. The specific steps may vary depending on the controller model, but the general process is as follows:

Scheduling on the Touch MA Controller

  1. Press the “Program” button on the Touch MA controller.
  2. Navigate through the menu options using the arrow buttons.
  3. Select the desired day of the week.
  4. Set the desired temperature and fan speed for each zone.
  5. Repeat the process for each day of the week.
  6. Review the programmed schedule and make any necessary adjustments.

Wireless Control with the Wireless MA Handheld Controller

  1. Power on the MA Receiver and ensure it is properly connected to your HVAC system.
  2. Turn on the Wireless MA Handheld Controller.
  3. Use the controller’s buttons to adjust the mode, fan speed, and airflow direction of up to 16 indoor units as a single lot.
  4. Utilize the controller’s features, such as temperature setting and scheduling, to manage your HVAC system remotely.

Compatibility and Considerations

It’s important to note that Mitsubishi’s zone controllers are designed specifically for use with Mitsubishi’s HVAC systems. While some third-party integration may be possible, it’s recommended to use Mitsubishi’s controllers with Mitsubishi’s HVAC equipment to ensure optimal functionality and compatibility.

Additionally, when programming your Mitsubishi zone controller, be mindful of the following considerations:

  1. Temperature and Humidity Setpoints: Ensure that the temperature and humidity setpoints are appropriate for your climate and comfort preferences.
  2. Airflow Direction: Adjust the airflow direction to optimize air circulation and distribution within your zones.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Utilize the controller’s energy-saving features, such as scheduling and occupancy detection, to minimize energy consumption.
  4. Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Regularly maintain your HVAC system and zone controller according to Mitsubishi’s recommendations to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

By following the technical details and step-by-step instructions provided in this guide, you’ll be able to effectively use your Mitsubishi zone controller to manage your HVAC system and create a comfortable, energy-efficient environment in your home or commercial space.


  • Mitsubishi Electric – HVAC Controls – Zone & System Controls
  • Mitsubishi Electric User manual Mitsubishi Zone Controller (English – 100 pages)
  • MA Remote Controller PAR-33MAA – TECHNICAL MANUAL