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Help needed to identify electric device installed on bedroom roof

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Help needed to identify electric device installed on bedroom roof

Morning, just looking for some advice
we have just purchased a house and it has this electrical device attached in a bedroom. Electrician does not know what it is and we have had no luck asking the previous owners

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Old 05-04-18, 02:22 AM
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If it's on the ceiling, all i can imagine is an old smoke detector. Japanese.Chinese by the writing? You're in AU so you have a lot of things we don't here in the States.
 
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The open grill-like top portion says it is a temperature sensing part of the device.
It is possibly a remote for a heater, ac unit, fan, etc.

Install a battery and see what it does.
 
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Reminds me of those electronic pest controllers. Is it plugged into an outlet?
 
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How about a picture of the back of it.
 
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Old 05-04-18, 12:06 PM
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or one of those scent emitters so you can have a dirty house but have it smell clean???
 
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Thanks all - this is a picture of the back - we do have AC


Thanks all - this is a picture of the back - we do have AC
 
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We're getting closer. What does it plug into..... just a cable that comes out of the ceiling ?
Can you take a real close up picture of the back. I can't enlarge it enough to see detail.

It looks like it may be an HVAC sensor.
Are there any more in other rooms ?
 
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Picture of back and plug

Thank you
this is the back and a picture of the plug on the end - it clips into a similar plug hanging out the ceiling.
we have ducted AC in the house and this is the only one we can find

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Hmmm, do you have a ceiling fan in that room?

For the love of all things holy...does no one read Japanese/Chinese? We have to know what this thing is!
 
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Old 05-04-18, 03:37 PM
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Can you get into attic and trace wire out. Maybe give some direction it goes and what is in that area.
 
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Hey - yes we have a ceiling fan in the same room, we tried and the electrician tried to follow it but the loft area is too small to follow unfortunately.

Thanks jenny
 
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The Chinese characters mean "on/off". About what you'd expect.
 
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I was just thinking...is it possible it's a thermostat for the fan?

It appears in the first pic that there may be a green indicator glowing, but of course not after it's unplugged.
 
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There may be more text behind the back cover on the wall.
Also, the previous previous owner may know the answer if you can track them down.
 
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