This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car

  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car, DIY life hack and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car destroyed by cheap cigarette plug adapter. Car life hacks. Charger adapter hack. Why your car's electronics can be destroyed by these small aux adapter devices you plug in your car. Cheap adapters that are harmful to your car. Why many cars are having electrical problems due to these plug in adapters. The truth about adapter plugs for your car. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 weeks back

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    6. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  2 days back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  4 days back

      When I have Honda Accord parked next to my Tacoma. Both vehicles rush me on the amount of time I have to go open the doors after I unlock them with the remote before they lock themselves up again. Vice versa. Then I have to go back inside the house for the key to unlock them because I didnt know they would lock themselves up again. -.-

    • Tony Louis
      Tony Louis  4 days back

      Scotty , you have no idea what you're talking abou about, the reason why the car wouldn't start is not because of RF, it's because the car has a voltage sensor control module that keeps the car in check and stops the run mode when the car senses an abnormally low voltage or over current draw. RF will not effect this vehicle. "Electronics Engineer for over 50 years"

    • ken james
      ken james  5 days back

      The BBC do not advertise at all. You need a licence..,

    • Robin Jays
      Robin Jays  5 days back

      Awesome video 😀

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.  1 hours back

    looks like a sweet inverter, would like to win it.

    • joestardell
      joestardell  3 hours back

      True...Got a freebie charger plug from Hyundai at a car show...tried to use it in my 2013 Scion xB and the car would not lock using the key fob! Unplugged it and the car locked fine.

      • Dave Ryan
        Dave Ryan  3 hours back

        Got a Check engine light from my cheap phone charger. i couldn't believe that was the problem.

        • Steven Farmer
          Steven Farmer  5 hours back

          What do you think about surge protectors?

          • Marlon Brando
            Marlon Brando  6 hours back

            Hey scotty, what about the inverter that uses the adapter that plug in the cigarette charger port? Are they safe to use?

            • Jose Chaves Porras
              Jose Chaves Porras  6 hours back

              Well the first thing I will say is, yes using cheap adapters is not a good idea.
              Most of the adapters just have a linear regulator that basically dissipate the rest of the energy in heat that can make your adapter very very hot.
              Other ones will have a buck converter that will be a lot more efficient and that uses a PWM DC signal of high frequency to achieve the desire voltage , not an AC signal.
              Now, yeah buck converters can introduce noise to your system, that is why using a good manufacture that know what electric components use to reduce the noise its important.

              • Peet Westraat
                Peet Westraat  8 hours back

                Thank you for videos on YouTube. I learn a lot from them.

                • LE H
                  LE H  9 hours back

                  One of the last things a guy would suspect. Thanks
                  I sometimes use a small AC converter plugged into the cigarete lighter. I wonder what potential problems those units might cause?

                  • Mark Dolan
                    Mark Dolan  9 hours back

                    The cheap chargers just raised their prices to become expensive ones. Will they work better now?

                    • Jolly Green
                      Jolly Green  9 hours back

                      Aluminum foil wrap it

                      • HeyJoeHaze
                        HeyJoeHaze  11 hours back

                        I unplugged one of those cheap adapters in my car and it fixed my flat tire!

                        • SterlingOnFoot
                          SterlingOnFoot  11 hours back

                          Excellent advice... and what a great lesson on EM interference to boot! Are you a HAM Scotty?

                          • dwai1967
                            dwai1967  12 hours back

                            Probably sending info to the Chinese government...

                            • Some One
                              Some One  13 hours back

                              That's cool.

                              • John fella
                                John fella  14 hours back

                                Your like columbo in the mechanic world. Love all your reviews I learn something every time

                                • Thomas Rice
                                  Thomas Rice  14 hours back

                                  Dern it, guess I'll have to quit fryin eggs, bacon and pancakes whilst drivin down the highway.

                                  • michael marsh
                                    michael marsh  14 hours back

                                    clean non offensive conment.

                                    • Solar powered potato
                                      Solar powered potato  14 hours back

                                      Wonderful video Scotty, as usual. I will certainly unplug the cheap 2-USB adapter I have in my car. You were wrong, however, in the beginning of the video. Scientists actually have a very good idea about how electromagnetism works, being able to describe it classically and quantum mechanically. It's gravity that's the problem, which cannot currently be described in quantum mechanics. Apart from that, I thought your video was very informative! Thank you!
                                      SOURCE: Me; I work in a lab with lasers.

                                      • Real world mechanic
                                        Real world mechanic  14 hours back

                                        I could really use that mine just broke

                                        • Robert Johnson
                                          Robert Johnson  15 hours back

                                          It’s working I bought a Toyota

                                          • luis guillermo
                                            luis guillermo  16 hours back

                                            i want one scotty! great week!

                                            • ZILL NIAZI
                                              ZILL NIAZI  16 hours back

                                              I drive a latest Toyota Corolla 1.8 CVT and I have a charger plugged in all the time. When it's not charging a phone, it's charging a flashlight. And I even charge my aircraft batteries in the car with a company supplied charger that I got with the aircraft kit. And I have never felt any issues with the car's electronics. But I would really like to plug in that Qualcomm charger. So where should I send you my address?

                                              Thank you for making all those nice videos.

                                              • Christopher Dalpatan
                                                Christopher Dalpatan  17 hours back

                                                My car ABS light, lights up because of this.

                                                • Jrezky
                                                  Jrezky  18 hours back

                                                  The problem isn't even cheap adapters. Well, not cheap retail prices at least. You could buy a $50 adapter that was assembled in the same factory as the cheap one you were using and have the same problem. There isn't much oversight or enforced regulations on what people are allowed to say about their electronics. "Qualcomm certified" is on all kinds of devices that have no such certification. And even some which are certified can have excess interference and a lack of shielding despite it being extremely cheap to do. A penny saved a million earned.

                                                  • Jrezky
                                                    Jrezky  18 hours back

                                                    Yet another reason why simpler is better.

                                                    • Jackson Smith
                                                      Jackson Smith  19 hours back

                                                      Hey scotty

                                                      • Jonathan T. Arbuckle
                                                        Jonathan T. Arbuckle  21 hours back

                                                        Drive fast! Take chances! Love this guy!

                                                        • Gordon Polk
                                                          Gordon Polk  22 hours back

                                                          Ha! I was thinking the same thing about aluminum foil. Only possible issue is heat. I have one that generates quite a bit of heat.

                                                          • Franklin Kardos
                                                            Franklin Kardos  23 hours back

                                                            Insert non offensive comment here

                                                            • Beverly Harrold
                                                              Beverly Harrold  23 hours back

                                                              would the adapter be strong enough to run a freezer, two fans and a swamp cooler?

                                                              • Al Grayson
                                                                Al Grayson  23 hours back

                                                                $1 + tax at Dollar Tree. Lucky to last 1 month. Never used more than 1 USB adapter at once.

                                                                • Christobal Dorado
                                                                  Christobal Dorado  24 hours back

                                                                  You videos are always awesome

                                                                  • Bdger Willams
                                                                    Bdger Willams  1 days back

                                                                    Can you put a tin foil hat on your car for driving by power lines you no that eltro magnetization lol

                                                                    • the rowdyone
                                                                      the rowdyone  1 days back

                                                                      Scotty for President 2020

                                                                      • mikelap68
                                                                        mikelap68  1 days back

                                                                        great video.... going remove mine

                                                                        • MRTRIGGERMAN
                                                                          MRTRIGGERMAN  1 days back

                                                                          Don't store them near your Junk...

                                                                          • Derry Bullock
                                                                            Derry Bullock  1 days back

                                                                            Thanks Scotty!!

                                                                            • Andrew Lacey
                                                                              Andrew Lacey  1 days back

                                                                              Yep we have the same issues with tv and radio reception lol

                                                                              • memeco50
                                                                                memeco50  1 days back

                                                                                I drive very old cars and use a $1 charger from the dollar store to keep phone charged. For old cars from the 90's it's OK right?

                                                                                • steven nunamaker
                                                                                  steven nunamaker  1 days back

                                                                                  cool learn something new everyday thank you

                                                                                  • Chris Farley
                                                                                    Chris Farley  1 days back

                                                                                    Lol dude Scotty’s videos are getting better

                                                                                    • Robert Paul
                                                                                      Robert Paul  1 days back

                                                                                      I guarantee you if I hot-wired an inverter up to my battery somebody in my family is going to leave the switch on and then I'll have bigger problems

                                                                                      • adaptiveagile
                                                                                        adaptiveagile  1 days back

                                                                                        Such a smart guy. Love this channel.

                                                                                        • Otema Duncan
                                                                                          Otema Duncan  1 days back

                                                                                          Hope the winner selection by a computer won’t be interfered with given the EMI in that room.

                                                                                          • Ben Dover
                                                                                            Ben Dover  1 days back

                                                                                            He is like the Jack Sparrow of mechanics 🥴 😆😂

                                                                                            • james jones
                                                                                              james jones  1 days back

                                                                                              Great Scott

                                                                                              • MaskinJunior
                                                                                                MaskinJunior  1 days back

                                                                                                My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.