[quote]Quote from tufty on October 21, 2011, 13:45
[quote]Quote from hippy on October 21, 2011, 13:30
earlier tufty suggested the 5V switching regulator had simply been replaced by a 5V linear regulator.[/quote]
I did (and, on a second reading, it appears this is not the case). I apologise for the brainfart, and any confusion it\'s added to the already muddy waters.
I did, however clearly flag that statement as being my reading of the situation. Not my problem if you go round believing what random people say on the internet, is it
I didn\'t mean to pick on you and I had seen your statement as being simply an interpretation - so please put it down as a leak of exasperation on my part which wasn\'t really your fault.
My main concern is that we now have people saying \"just use this\" when we don\'t know exactly what the spec of those devices are or what the spec of the input is. Choose a USB adapter that happens to put out 5.5V or more when the R-Pi only accepts up to 5.25V and you\'ve possibly destroyed your R-Pi from the off.
Perhaps all those adaptors will be okay but I\'d like to be confident to say they are
okay. With the regulator on-board, and a wide input voltage tolerance, there was much less risk in getting it wrong. With no 5V regulator we may have to be more careful in recommending choices. As it is currently, we just don\'t know.