Taxicletter wrote:For best results, you should ensure:
You do not power your Raspberry Pi from a USB port on a computer or TV. These can only output 500mA at the most.
You do not use a mobile phone charger
You use at least a 2A 5V power supply
My adaptor is 1A 5V
... Is THAT what causes regularly freezes (even if I don't think I do something processor-demanding)?[/quote]
I think that the pi3 needs 2.5 amps. Often on any pi people could have success and then trouble after adding a wifi dongle. The pi3 has that dongle built in.
So if you are going into the game with a one amp supply, it's going to be seeing a load that it wasn't advertised to support. Now we all know how cheap everyone is nowadays and how things are likely to not be overbuilt to the point that they'll handle two or three times their stated capabilities. So I'd look into getting something that at least claims it can handle it. Even then, there are truly dodgy power supplies out of China (or wherever) that should be steered clear of.