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 Model B
Raspberry
Pi 3 Model B+
Raspberry
Pi 4 Model B
RemotePi Board 2013 discontinued
RemotePi Board for Pi Model B
(built-in IR and LED)
discontinued
RemotePi Board for Pi Model B
(external IR + LED)
discontinued
RemotePi Board for Pi 2 and B+
(built-in IR + LED)    PCB V1.6 
discontinued 1,2,3
RemotePi Board for Pi 2 and Pi 1B+
(built-in IR + LED)    PCB V1.8
discontinued 2,3
RemotePi Board for Pi 2 and Pi 1B+
(external IR + LED)
discontinued 2,3
RemotePi Board for Pi 3B and Pi 3B+
(built-in IR + LED)
active 2,4 5
RemotePi Board for Pi 3B and Pi 3B+
(external IR + LED)
active 2,4

5

RemotePi Board for Pi 4 active 6 6 6
RemotePi Board for Pi 4 (external IR + LED) active 6 6 6

 

  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 Model B 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 Pi 3 and Pi 3 B+ on a Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 1 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, Pi 1 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 Pi 3 and Pi 3 B+ on a Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 1 B+ or A+.

  5. The power connector on the RemotePi Board for Pi 3B(+) is micro USB, while the Raspberry Pi 4 uses USB-C, therefore either a micro USB power supply or USB-C to micro USB adapter is required to use this setup.
    Apart from this the RemotePi Board for Pi 3B(+) works with the new Raspberry Pi 4B, but only if there are no additional power drawing peripherials connected (i.e. ext. HDD, etc). The official max. current requirement for the Pi 4B is 3A instead of the 2.5A of the Pi 3B(+), therefore using the RemotePi Board for Pi 3B(+) with the Pi 4B may result in undervoltage warnings under high-load conditions with other devices connected to the USB ports.

  6. The power connector on the RemotePi Board for Pi 4 is USB-C, while the Raspberry Pi 3B(+) and Pi 2B use micro-USB, therefore either a USB-C power supply (recommended) or a micro USB to USB-C adapter is required to use this setup.
    Apart from this the RemotePi Board for Pi 4 does not have a polyfuse on-board to limit the current in case of a short circuit, so you need to make sure you have a power supply that limits the current. We strongly recommend the original USB-C Raspberry Pi Power Supply for the RemotePi Board for Pi 4, which features overcurrent protection.

 

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 2-Oct-2019