Drawing more current for external device

Hello community,

For our application we are connecting an external hardware to AutoPi. This hardware is expected to draw current of around 1A-1.5A. Now as per my understanding the USB ports of Pi can supply a max of 500mA. Is there anyway of accessing this current using AutoPi or directly from OBD?

Hi, it’s depending if you keep the original Pi or change it.

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Thanks Regi54, we are using the original AutoPi Gen2. And was wondering in case more power is needed if we can access it from some port etc.