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2.5A? That fills me with worry, as i have yet to see one of those that do not assume the device will be Apple, and thus implement their signaling on the data pins.

The original quote is: "This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect power-hungry USB devices to the Raspberry Pi."

Sounds like you'll be find if you use the original 2A power supply and NOT connect power hungry stuff.

Yeah, AdaFruit¹ seems to agree:

Lastly, there’s an upgraded switched power source that goes up to 2.5 Amps instead of just 2 Amps - allowing your Pi to power even more powerful devices over USB ports.

Note: Our 5V 2A power supply still works great with the Pi 3. For most uses, you don't need 2.5 amps of power and our 5V2A supply should be sufficient.

Still, it would be nice if they did make/source a generic USB wall adapter that can supply 2.5 A of current. Hopefully, this new Raspberry Pi will increase the demand for such a thing.


¹ — https://www.adafruit.com/product/3055

They do; it's a 2.5A, 5.1V adaptor. I've ordered one myself (from here: http://au.rs-online.com/web/p/plug-in-power-supply/9098135/?...)

previously you'd have had a wifi dongle in one slot, plus then maybe mouse and keyboard... likely to be fine with the same power supply for the same use cases as before. Don't try and run your christmas tree off it.

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