I've had a close look at the arduino/genuino 101 and happened to notice that there's what looks like provision to make a solder link so you can utilise 1.5 amps over the usb power feed. Firstly, is this intended to allow users who require a little bit more current from the usb power supply to do so without voiding any kind of warranty?
I ask because I've tried to use the Adafruit Neopixel shield and it's not lighting up as expected (like not lighting up) So before I try hunting for an external 5v power supply to feed the shield, I was wondering if it was worth making the link? My main concern is that it may bypass the polyfuse that is there to protect/prevent too much current drain via the usb port.
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated...