There is only one possibility that Xiaomi will enter the outdoor power supply industry and launch a 1000Wh outdoor power supply. Why does Xiaomi make an outdoor power supply? In fact, this paragraph should be written as “Why doesn’t Xiaomi do outdoor power supply?”.
Iteration speed of Xiaomi charging technology
Xiaomi itself started as a mobile phone. In the future, under the ecological chain model, the product line has expanded to various smart ecosystems. Most of its products deal with batteries and also involve technologies such as charging and discharging. Xiaomi mobile phone fast charging is the first fast charging technology rolled up in the mobile phone industry, from 27W to 120W, whether it is Xiaomi or a sub-brandRed riceAll of them take fast charging as an important performance parameter to invest in technology and money, and also drive friends and businessmen to roll together.
On August 12, 2020, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition was released, equipped with a 120W wired fast charge. In order to solve the lifespan problem of ultra-high-power charging, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition used a graphene-based butterfly fast-charging battery, which has been charged for 800 times. In the discharge test, the remaining rated capacity of the cell is still greater than 90%, which is much higher than the national standard of 400 cycles greater than 60% of the rated capacity.
It has been nearly ten years since the mobile phone first joined the wireless charging technology. In the first few years, due to the slow power consumption, the overseas brands completely stopped in the research and development speed of wireless charging technology. In October 2020, Xiaomi released 80W wireless charging technology. It took 2 years for the wireless charging of Xiaomi mobile phones to go from zero to the world’s highest 80W, which greatly improves the wireless charging speed and enables fragmented wireless charging. Easy to use, willing to use the value.
Graphite anode battery technology has reached a bottleneck, and it is difficult to increase energy density, and capacity can only be increased by increasing volume, which limits the design, use, and experience of all electrical equipment. The bricks are so thick to improve battery life. On March 29, 2021, at the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra new product launch conference, Xiaomi successfully conquered the new material battery technology and released the world’s first silicon-oxygen anode battery. The nano-silicon-oxygen anode material ensures that its structure is stable and achieves long-life effects. The increase in energy density makes Xiaomi 11 Ultra has a large battery with a capacity of up to 5000mAh within the 8.38mm body thickness.
For outdoor power sources, the most critical and highest cost is the battery pack. Xiaomi has been dealing with battery charging for many years, and has technical reserves for battery technical parameters such as high rate, long life, cost reduction, and safety.
Xiaomi model, demand-driven technology research and development
No matter how good the idea is, if there is no hardware support, it will only be on paper. Generally speaking, product design and development can only be developed based on ready-made chips, components, batteries and other technical solutions. Even if engineers have good ideas, sometimes there will be a lack of corresponding chips and corresponding materials that cannot be realized. Cost pressures give up the addition of some high-tech products, and over time, products will tend to have a flat attitude of “just use it”.
As a super-large enterprise with a market value exceeding HK$800 billion, Xiaomi has innate advantages such as strong financial resources, R&D strength, industrial integration capabilities, cost control, and bargaining power. When encountering ideas, Xiaomi can even develop hardware to achieve it. Target, and with its high cost-effective to create a hot shipment, amortize the research and development costs, which is impossible for small enterprises to achieve.
On December 24, 2021, Xiaomi released its first self-developed charging chip, Pengpai P1. This is a multi-mode charge pump chip tailored by Xiaomi according to its own needs. It has a 4:1 ultra-high efficiency architecture with adaptive switching frequency. It supports three conversion modes of 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1, and all modes need to support bidirectional conduction, which makes Xiaomi Pengpai P1 more “playable”. The forward 1:1 mode (5V to 5V) makes the bright screen charging more efficient, the forward 2:1 mode (10V to 5V) is compatible with more chargers, and the forward 4:1 mode (20V to 5V) can support 120W surging second charging, reverse 1:2/1:4 (5V to 10V/5V to 20V) mode supports up to 30W reverse charging.
On July 4, 2022, Xiaomi released its self-developed battery management chip – Surging G1. Batteries with different formula materials have different characteristics during charging and discharging. The internal algorithm of the G1 battery management chip matches the charging and discharging characteristics of Xiaomi’s second-generation silicon-oxygen anode battery, which can more accurately predict the remaining use time and charging time. The G1 chip and the P1 chip are combined into a battery management system, which can dynamically analyze the reasonable temperature range of the battery under charging and heavy load scenarios according to the temperature rise model, and provide battery maintenance functions to extend battery life according to the health of the battery cells.
Do what you want and do it, which gives Xiaomi outdoor power an advantage that other brands don’t have.
Xiaomi electric car
On March 30, 2021, at Xiaomi’s spring new product launch conference, Officer Lei announced that Xiaomi would enter the smart electric vehicle industry. Xiaomi has decided to invest 10 billion US dollars in the Xiaomi car project in the next ten years, with an initial investment of 10 billion yuan to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary of smart electric vehicles, and Lei Jun will personally lead the smart car team.
As a new energy vehicle, it must involve battery and BMS power management. These two technologies are common to outdoor power supplies. Even the cells of outdoor power supplies can be derived from the production line of electric vehicles. There are also many products in the outdoor power supply industry that use new Cells of the same grade for energy vehicles.
The Xiaomi outdoor power supply can make the cell production line run first, and the conversion of raw materials into finished goods. As long as the funds can flow, the cost of everything involved in the entire loop will be reduced.
Outdoor Power Market Prospects
Since the release of the “14th Five-Year Plan”, new environmental protection concepts such as carbon peaking and carbon neutrality have provided new opportunities for the development of green energy, especially new energy storage has become an important strategic emerging industry. As an indispensable branch of the new energy wave, outdoor power supply shoulders the mission of replacing gasoline and diesel generators in the field of portable generators, and the market for portable energy storage has arrived.
Outdoor power has long been integrated into people’s daily life in European and American countries. Self-driving travel enthusiasts, RV travel, outdoor travel teams, and individual players all have rigid needs for outdoor power. Even if you stay at home and encounter a sudden power outage at home, the outdoor power supply can provide a variety of power outputs to power the home’s small appliances, provide lighting, and keep digital devices running and drivingfanWait for the cooling equipment to operate, so that people’s life and work will not be disturbed when the power is cut off. Outdoor power supplies can also be used in special industries such as flood disasters, medical emergencies, and engineering repairs. Outdoor power supplies can also be seen at the recovery site of the Shenzhou spacecraft’s return cabin.
In recent years, the domestic camping boom and self-driving tours have gradually risen, which has also doubled the outdoor power supply market. During the 618 period, the turnover of outdoor mobile power supplies of an e-commerce platform increased by more than 10 times year-on-year, and the penetration rate of domestic outdoor power supplies was increasing year by year. CCTV reported that my country’s outdoor mobile power shipments accounted for 90% of the world’s total, and the market size is expected to reach 80 billion yuan in the next four to five years.
Destroy the industry?
Looking back many years ago, someone said to the editor that as long as Xiaomi enters an industry, that industry will be destroyed. So, the editor will show you from the charging category.
In 2013, the mobile power supply market was like a mudslide, with insufficient capacity, cement batteries, sand batteries and other copycat mobile power sources occupying the market dominance. In December 2013, Xiaomi released its first mobile power supply with a capacity of 10400mAh and a price of only 69 yuan.Samsung18650 batteries, the cottage mobile power supply disappeared almost overnight, and its price also had a certain impact on conventional brands. In the current mobile power supply market, transparency, high-power fast charging, multi-interface, visual screen, mobile power supply is developing towards the competition of quality, personalization and performance. Xiaomi’s entry into the power bank industry can be seen as a positive effect.
In 2015, Xiaomi entered the power strip market, brought the USB interface to the power strip, and launched it at a price of 59 yuan. The current sales volume has reached tens of millions. Before Xiaomi entered the industry, USB power strips hardly existed, the market demand was less and the cost was higher. Manufacturers refused to invest in distribution. After Xiaomi launched the USB power strip, other brands put USB modules into the power strip one after another, and the Lay a solid foundation for the subsequent PD fast charging plug-in board market. Nowadays, the fast charging plug-in boards are more beautiful and the quality is also improved.
Xiaomi has also created a number of popular products in the charger market, such as the high-density AD65G gallium nitride charger. The power density is the first to break through the industry barrier of one watt per cubic centimeter, bringing consumers light and high-power fast. full experience. Looking at the GaN fast charging market in 2022, high-density chargers are in full bloom, with more than 1.0W/cm³ everywhere, and products such as multi-interface, mini charger, multi-mode charger, and desktop charger are in full bloom. Has a positive driving effect.
Summary of charging head network
Xiaomi has many years of technical research and development strength in dealing with batteries, and has the ability to develop self-developed charging chips and power management chips. It is also attacking the new energy electric vehicle market. Xiaomi’s entry into the outdoor power supply industry is an inevitable result, but it is a matter of sooner or later. Technology leads the industry, builds explosive models, integrates industry to control costs, and feeds back to selling prices, a complete closed loop.
Compared with the mobile phone industry, where technology is comprehensively innovated every year, outdoor power supply is an industry with relatively slow technological iteration. USB PD output and fast self-charging technology have even begun to appear in high-end outdoor power supplies in the past year or two. Low-end entry-level outdoor The power supply is not even the same as it was a few years ago. Xiaomi’s entry into the outdoor power supply market will definitely have an impact on the entire industry. All friends and businessmen should be prepared to leave their comfort zone, and those brands that have been taking the low-quality route must grit their teeth. Conversely, it can be said that the outdoor power supply industry will surely usher in rapid development after this major shake-up.
The domestic outdoor power supply market is difficult to promote due to factors such as high price of single products, low channel visibility, and lack of understanding by users. Xiaomi relies on its industrial integration capabilities and cost control capabilities. It is believed that the outdoor power supply market pricing will usher in a wave of diving. Some high and new technologies will also be popularized more quickly under the technological catch-up.
More detailed information about Xiaomi’s outdoor power supply will not be announced until September 4th. The editor will follow up with the report. Interested friends, please pay attention to the follow-up update.