I was really saddened by Krikzz response. If you are out of spec you are out of spec. It isn't just a rumor if your regular input exceeds the TEMPORARY maximum voltage rating. This is strictly science and not something you can dispute.
Except that, if you read the article carefully, Krikzz flashcarts theoretical voltage input (3,75V) was actually BELOW maximum voltage rating specified in flash datasheet (which is 3,9V and might go up to 5,3V for 20 ns during low to high transition). And this is with a theoretical 5V output on cartridge pins reduced to 3,75V after the serie resistor, but real measurements show that MD ouput voltage closer to 4,7V on these pins so input voltage will be closer to 3.6 V (with maybe a short peak up to 3,9-4V when transition occurs but that's sill within spec limits)
The rumor that was initiated by this article was also more that the console parts could be damaged and your console was going to slowly die because of excessive current flow and power dissipation , which has been proven wrong by real measurements. That was probably not db-elec's intention to freak people out but the autoritive 'avoid' verdicts, the poor cancer analogy and the overdramatic picture that introduced his article surely did not help.
Edited by philyso, Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:03 AM.