Schneider Electric has unveiled its Square D X and XD Series connected wiring devices, dubbing the X Series “the best value” for its easy installation, refreshed modern design, and smart home compatibility. The XD Series takes this further, providing a more premium option with additional design features, a range of colors and a more sophisticated cover plate option that can easily be changed.
Now, homeowners can completely change the look without rewiring the device.
Featuring embedded sensors that monitor energy consumption, these devices complete the grid-to-plug solution enabling intelligent home energy management via Wi-Fi and Z-Wave. This real-time energy monitoring offers greater insight into energy down to the device level, providing new levels of control to homeowners through the Wiser Energy monitoring app to optimize their overall home energy use.
Schneider Electric Balances Homeowner Needs
Schneider Electric wants to address the challenge facing today’s homeowners in balancing the increasing need for residential energy and a desire for modern convenience and modern aesthetics. The design of these devices is meant to raise the bar for both with a refreshed design and convenient control from a smartphone or through a smart speaker, like the Amazon Alexa or Google Home, for voice activation.
“Homes are on track to become the single-largest consumer of electricity while the cost of that electricity continues to rise, offering two-fold challenge to today’s homeowners,” said Richard Korthauer, vice president, home & distribution, Schneider Electric. “The new X and XD Series connected wiring devices offers greater insight and control to help homeowners optimize their energy use, paired with a modern look and the convenient functionality that fits their lifestyle.”
Functionality and Ease of Installation
The new Square D connected wiring devices are designed to combine “classic functionality” with a new ease of installation and safety.
Tamper-resistant shutters put safety at the forefront, without making it visibly obvious. Side-mounted pressure plates speed wiring time with better accessibility. Larger cutouts allow easy-access space for wire snips. Self-grounded clips replace ground wire for media box application. Ground wire holes are designed for faster installation of the ground wire to the ground screw.
The new Square D X Series line of connected wiring devices is now available, and the XD series line will be available in October.For more information on this and other grid-to-plug innovations, visit https://www.se.com/us/en/home/offers/connected-home/.