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Old 06-14-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Can Any One Id This Wall Sensor


Can any one ID this wall sensor?

its about 4 inches x 4 inches

snowflake looking design on it

there is a single yellow wire but I think theres smaller

wires inside the yellow casing

the cover will not come off and I don't want to break it

VOC's?
Moisture?
CO2?

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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Not sure myself, try posting this in the electrical section, maybe one of low voltage guys knows what it is. My guess would be motion at the level it is mounted but then it would only cover the door itself. Have you tried to see where the wire goes?

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I would pop the cover off and read the back. Im sure theres a serial# or name on the back
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The design looks more like a flower than a snowflake to me. So I was thinking along the line of an electronic air freshener.... or maybe an air sensor of some sort. Does not appear to have any 'eyes' to be a motion sensor. There appears to be a tab relaese on the left side of the face plate.

Could also be a announcer horn for alarm, etc.

In any case, it is a cheap plastic chinese cover of some sort.

Did you try lifting upwards? - may be just hanging on screws via keyholes.
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Guess there's no way to follow the cable? Could be a frost stat.
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I would venture a thermostat of some sort. Looks like the edge of the flower design and case are designed to let air into the box. Plus the wire going into it looks to be a cable that would hold a pair or more of wires so it must be a low current device.
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IMO, too high to be a stat...

The "wire" looks suspiciously like a fiber...

where does it go?....

Pop the cover...what does it say?

Building monitored by anyone & for what?
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IMO, too high to be a stat...

The "wire" looks suspiciously like a fiber...

where does it go?....

Pop the cover...what does it say?

Building monitored by anyone & for what?
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It was put in by the phone company for fiber. It is simply a tube that runs from the suite to the demarcation point.

They were generally don't have the fiber in them yet because it would be expensive and unless you got FiOS, useless.

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