Schneider Electric has unveiled the Square D™ X and XD Series connected wiring devices to the public for the first time at the 2021 CEDIA Expo. As the best value in wiring devices, the X Series is feature-rich, including 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!
Connectivity of this new line establishes a new benchmark for home wiring devices. With 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 recognizes the challenge facing today’s homeowners in balancing the increasing need for residential energy and a desire for modern convenience and modern aesthetics. These sleek devices 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.”
Classic functionality meets ease of installation
The all-new Square D™ connected wiring devices bring 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 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.