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Hardware & Peripherals:

Hardware - detailed information about the Raspberry Pi boards.

Hardware History - guide to the Raspberry Pi models.

Low-level Peripherals - using the GPIO and other connectors.

Expansion Boards - GPIO plug-in boards providing additional functionality.

Screens - attaching a screen to the Raspberry Pi.

Cases - lots of nice cases to protect the Raspberry Pi.

Other Peripherals - all sorts of peripherals used with the Raspberry Pi.


19-Apr-2012: Now that the Model B board is shipping, details added should relate to this board and the default Debian distribution unless stated otherwise. A suggested suffix markup scheme is as follows:

  • (A) - Relates to model A production board
  • (B) - Relates to model B production board
  • (!) - Information from alpha board days
  • No markup - relates to all production boards

Discuss: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=247

If you are adding to a product list it would help clarity if entries are kept/added in alphabetical order.

Warning Warning: Adding peripherals may increase the loading on the power supply to your board and this, in turn, may affect the voltage presented to the RPi. If the RPi's supply voltage falls below a certain value (anecdotally stated as around 4.75V), or it begins to fluctuate, your setup may become unstable. There is a Wiki section about this issue which is worth a read.

Powered USB Hubs

A number of low-cost powered USB hubs are known to have caused problems. Members of the Raspberry Pi forums have reported low power or no power at all in some cases. The following is a list of specific Powered USB Hubs which appear to be fault-free. Please note that these do not take into account powering the Raspberry Pi from the hub, in addition to its peripherals.

Working USB Hubs

None currently reported.

Problem USB Hubs

  • Unbranded / Multiple Brands
    • 7-port silver/black hub. Also sold elsewhere under brands such as 'EX-Pro', 'Trixes' and 'Xentra'

USB Keyboards

USB keyboards that present themselves as a standard HID (Human Interface Device) device should work.

Working USB Keyboards

The following is a list of specific keyboards known to work and which appear to be fault-free.

  • Acer
    • Compact Keyboard KU-0906 (B)
  • Cerulian
    • Mini wireless keyboard and mouse deskset (B)
  • Dell
    • SK-8135 (B)
  • Fujitsu Siemens
    • KB SC USB UK (!)
  • Genius
    • KB-06XE (K639) (B)
  • Lenovo
    • SK-8825 UK (B)
    • Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902 (US)
  • Logitech
    • diNovo Mini wireless keyboard with media controls and clickpad 920-000586 (B)
    • Wii wireless keyboard KG-0802 (!)
    • C-BG17-Dual Wireless keyboard and mouse with wired USB received (B)
  • Microsoft
    • Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 v1.0 (Debian 13-Apr-2012 on Production Model B)
  • Tesco
    • Value Keyboard VK109 (B)
  • Xenta
    • 2.5Ghz Wireless Multimedia Entertainment Keyboard with Touchpad (B)

Problem USB Keyboards

  • Microsoft
    • Wireless Desktop 800 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (!)
    • Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys (B)
  • Novatech
  • Unbranded
    • model no. HK-6106 (B) [2]

USB Mouse devices

USB mouse devices that present themselves as a standard HID (Human Interface Device) device should work, however some hardware requires special drivers or additional software, usually only compatible with Windows operating systems.

Working USB Mouse Devices

The following is a list of specific mouse devices known to work and which appear to be fault-free.

  • Dell
    • M-UVDEL1 (B)
    • M056U0A (B)
  • Genius
    • GM-04003A (B)
  • Microsoft
    • Compact optical mouse 500 V2.0 (B)
    • Wheel Optical Mouse (wheel and additional buttons not tested) (B)
    • Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Mouse
  • Logitech
    • M505 USB wireless laser, model no: 910-001324 (B)
  • Tesco
    • Wired optical mouse M211 (B)

USB WiFi Adapters

See also: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-44703/l/raspberry-pi-wifi-adapter-testing

There is a howto on installing the TL-WN722N adapter here, which also acts as a guide for installing others too.

Working USB Wifi Adapters

These adapters are known to work on the Raspberry Pi. This list is not exhaustive, other adapters may well work, but have not yet been tried.

  • 3COM
    • 3CRUSB10075: ZyDAS zd1211rw chipset (!)
  • Asus
    • USB-N10 USB ID 0b05:1786, r8712u driver on Fedora Remix, must compile if on Debian 2012-04-13, requires firmware-realtek (B)
  • IOGear
    • GWU625 USB ID 0bda:8172, r8712u driver on Fedora Remix, must compile if on Debian 2012-04-13, requires firmware-realtek (B)
  • Netgear
    • N150: Reported as WNA1100 device, uses the Atheros ar9271 chipset. On Debian, requires the firmware-atheros package from the squeeze-backports non-free repository (!)
    • WG111v2: Realtek rtl8187 chipset (!)
  • Tenda
    • USB 11n adapter on a G network: Ralink 2870/3070 driver (!)
  • TP-Link
  • ZyXEL
    • NWD2105 USB ID: 0586:341e, RT3070 chipset, rt2800usb driver (B)
  • Generic

USB Bluetooth adapters

USB Ethernet adapters

USB IR Receivers

USB TV Tuners

USB UART adapters

The USB UART adapter is used to access the serial console of the Raspberry Pi from a development host such as a laptop or desktop PC. The USB end connects to the PC and the UART header end connects to the USB. While it is possible to connect the USB end to another Raspberry Pi, this configuration has not been tested unless explicitly mentioned against an individual entry below.

Power adapters

The Raspberry Pi uses a standard MicroUSB power connector, which runs at 5v. Generally you can use a MicroUSB to USB cable and then either power the Raspberry Pi directly from your main computers USB ports (if they provide enough power), or by using a USB to Mains adaptor. A number of mobile phones use MicroUSB power cables, and these are compatible with the Raspberry Pi in most cases. Below is a list of power adaptors known to work.

  • All HTC mobile phone adaptors
    • TCP-300 Single port USB mains phone charger 5v 1A (B)
  • Blackberry
    • Charger for Pearl Flip 8220
  • Stontronics
    • S2097ST switching PSU, 7.5V 1.6A (!) Note that the power connector and voltage requirements for production boards are completely different
  • External Batteries
    • New Trent
      • iCurve IMP70D 7000mAh (Approx 12hrs from full charge)

SD cards

Note that manufacturers change their designs over time, even as the specs stay the same. (E.g. an ACME 8 GB class 4 card manufactured in 2011 might work, while one manufactured in 2012 might not.) For this reason, please specify product numbers in the lists below, when possible.

Working SD Cards

  • Adata
    • Class 10 8GB (AUSDH8GCL10-R)
  • Dane-Elec
    • 16Gb class 4
  • Integral
    • Ultima Pro 16GB Class 10 (20MB/s)
  • Kingston
    • SD 2GB (no class mentioned)
    • SDHC 8GB class 4
  • Kodak
    • SDHC 8GB Class 4
  • Lexar
    • 8GB SDHC Class4
  • Panasonic
  • Peak
    • 4GB microSDHC class4 (MMBTR04GUBCA-ME) tested with Arch
  • PNY
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4
  • Samsung
    • SDHC 8GB
  • SanDisk
    • Ultra 2GB Class 4 (15MB/s)
    • Ultra II SD 2GB class 4
    • Ultra II SDHC 4GB class 4
    • 2GB (non SDHC but with a circle 2), writes at 3.5 Mb/s
    • 2GB, white "SanDisk for Wii" branded, no class mentioned
    • Ultra SDHC 4GB class 6 (SDSDH-004G-U46 - BH1136121837G)
    • 8GB SDHC (class 4); writes at ~1.5MB/s
    • 8GB Micro SDHC (with Sandisk MicroSD => SD adaptor) Class 4
    • 16GB SDHC (class 4)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 6
  • Transcend
    • SDHC 16GB class 10
    • SDHC 8GB class 6 (~5.8 MB/s read/write following RPi_Performance#SD_card)
    • SDHC 4GB class 4 - we've found these to work without any errors and offer reasonable performance
    • SDHC 4GB class 4 (TS4GSDHC4 - BH1130821915G)
    • SDHC 8GB class 6 (TS8GSDHC6-P2 - MMBFG08GWACA-M6)

Known good (and pre-loaded) cards will be available for sale from RS and element14 at a later date (TBA).

Problem SD Cards

There are issues with most Class 10 SDHC cards, apparently due to a bug in the Broadcom bootloader.[1]

This seems to have been fixed in sdhci.c: [2] Further feedback will be useful.

  • Patriot
    • Class 10 8GB (PSF8GSDHC10)
  • SanDisk
    • Ultra Class 6 8GB (B11201421964G)
  • Kingston
    • SDHC 4GB class 4 (works but gets mmc errors: mmc0: final write to SD card still running) Russel King might have a kernel patch for this problem.

The usual warnings against less reputable sellers (such as Ebay merchants) apply.

Note that the following error is sometimes accompanied with a non-working SD card after booting (on Debian):

mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt


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