I've just got my raspberry pi and got it working. I downloaded raspbian and got it to boot. After a while problems started to show up, I'm starting to get the lightning bolt that I think indicates for undervoltage and the psu at this time is a Samsung s5 charger 5V, 2A and no quick charge. So I changed it to an htc 5,3V and 2A, it started good with no undervoltage icon anymore but after a while my raspberry started to lag badly really bad so i unplugged the cable. So now when I'm using my pi I run it on a Apple ipad air charger 5,1V and 2,1A and it's still showing me the undervoltage symbol when it runs over 40%cpu load. Is it the cable that im using that is bad or is it something else.

I also get problems with starting up a program. Everytime when I start up chromium or python the cpu usage goes up to 70% and then it goes back to normal. Everytime i search on chromium it also do this. But when i run a video in youtube it stays at 20%. Any clue whats wrong?

Thanks in advance

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    You need a better power supply, one which reliably provides 5V at the Pi.
    – joan
    Dec 24, 2016 at 16:46
  • If you get the undervoltage warning the power supply is inadequate. See Raspberry Pi Power Limitations NOTE many smartphone CHARGERS are NOT 5V power supplies.
    – Milliways
    Dec 24, 2016 at 21:58

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Al do it uses the standard connecor, Acording to the specs it works (best) with 3A 5V, a regular charcher does not provide 3A 😐

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