Have I got the right Pibow coupé for my Pi 3?


#1

I ordered a Pi 3 and Pibow Coupé (from another supplier) on the day of the Pi 3 launch.

The Pibow Coupé I have does not have the hole in the roof, for CPU ventilation, like I see in the pictures at the Pimoroni website.

The packaging for the case says that it is for the Pi 2 B+. So it looks like I do not have the modified case for the Pi 3.

Would it be harmful for the Pi if I use this older version of the case?


#2

it depends how hard you push the Pi, though in any event the CPU will be throttled back if temperature gets uncomfortably high - so damage wouldn’t occur, but performance may be impacted.

I would monitor the temperature for a while and if it stays below 70-75 most of the time then I don’t think you have to worry. If not, or you feel more comfortable doing so, you can purchase the new style coupé from:


#3

Thanks.

Is it just the Coupé Heatsink top that I need? Is that the same top as on the Coupé 3 case?

Are there any other layers that have changed with the Coupé 3?

My layer 3 has actually snapped, in the weak area between the LAN and AV connectors.


#4

Most of the layers have been redesigned to give easier access to the SD. You can always drop an email to support@pimoroni.com and ask nicely if they can help.