RemotePi Board Compatibility Matrix


​The compatibility matrix below shows which RemotePi Board version works with which Raspberry Pi Model.

Product
Status
Raspberry
Pi Model B
Raspberry
Pi 2, A+ or B+
Raspberry
Pi 3
RemotePi Board 2013 discontinued
RemotePi Board for Pi Model B
(built-in IR and LED)
active
RemotePi Board for Pi Model B
(external IR + LED)
active
RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+
(built-in IR + LED)    PCB V1.6 
discontinued 1,2,3
RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+
(built-in IR + LED)    PCB V1.8
active 2,3
RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+
(external IR + LED)
active 2,3
RemotePi Board for Pi3
(built-in IR + LED)
active 2,4
RemotePi Board for Pi3
(external IR + LED)
active 2,4

 

  1. The older RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+ with built-in IR + LED (Version 1.6 of the PCB) is not 100% compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3. The WiFi antenna of the Pi 3, which is located directly under the IR receiver of the mounted RemotePi Board can interfere with the IR receiver. This can result in spurious triggering of IR signals, i.e. 'ghost key presses'. 
    Switching off the internal WiFi and Bluetooth on the Pi 3 works around this issue.
    The RemotePi Board for Pi 2 and B+ with external IR and LED, the newer RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+ (built-in IR + LED) PCB version 1.8, and the RemotePi Baord for Pi3 are not affected by this issue. On the newer RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+ PCB version 1.8, and the RemotePi Board for Pi3 the IR receiver is swapped with the LED to place the IR receiver far away from the WiFi antenna of the Pi 3.

  2. The RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+ is almost identical to the RemotePi Board for Pi 3, the only difference being that the built-in polyfuse has a different value to mirror the value of the polyfuse on the Raspberry Pi. The RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+ has a 2.0 A polyfuse while the RemotePi Board for Pi3 has a 2.6 A polyfuse.

  3. Despite the different polyfuse value, it is possible to use the RemotePi Board for Pi2 and B+ on the Raspberry Pi 3 as well, albeit allowing for a lower total current. The 2.0 A current will still be sufficient for most uses including high current USB devices like external harddisks.

  4. Despite the different polyfuse value, it is possible to use the RemotePi Board for Pi3 on a Raspberry Pi 2, B+ or A+ as well, but this is only recommended, if the power supply limits the short circuit current. In case of a short circuit the 2.6 A polyfuse on the RemotePi Board would allow for a higher current draw than the Raspberry Pi 2, B+ or A+ were designed for.
    If the power supply already limits the current (most power supplies have a built-in overcurrent protection), then it would be no issue to use the RemotePi Board for Pi3 on a Raspberry P2, B+ or A+.

 

The RemotePi Board was designed for the Raspberry Pi, but it has been successfully made to work with the Odroid C2 as well. You can find the full instructions in the Odroid forum here.


    This page was last updated 12-Jun-2016