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   7 days back

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    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  2 days back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  3 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  4 days back

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

    • Robin Jays
      Robin Jays  4 days back

      Awesome video 😀

  • luis guillermo
    luis guillermo  28 minutes back

    i want one scotty! great week!

      ZILL NIAZI  34 minutes 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  1 hours back

        My car ABS light, lights up because of this.

        • Jrezky
          Jrezky  2 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  2 hours back

            Yet another reason why simpler is better.

            • Jackson Smith
              Jackson Smith  3 hours back

              Hey scotty

              • Jonathan T. Arbuckle
                Jonathan T. Arbuckle  6 hours back

                Drive fast! Take chances! Love this guy!

                • Gordon Polk
                  Gordon Polk  6 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  7 hours back

                    Insert non offensive comment here

                    • Beverly Harrold
                      Beverly Harrold  7 hours back

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

                      • Al Grayson
                        Al Grayson  8 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  8 hours back

                          You videos are always awesome

                          • Bdger Willams
                            Bdger Willams  9 hours 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  10 hours back

                              Scotty for President 2020

                              • mikelap68
                                mikelap68  10 hours back

                                great video.... going remove mine

                                • MRTRIGGERMAN
                                  MRTRIGGERMAN  11 hours back

                                  Don't store them near your Junk...

                                  • Derry Bullock
                                    Derry Bullock  11 hours back

                                    Thanks Scotty!!

                                    • Andrew Lacey
                                      Andrew Lacey  11 hours back

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

                                      • memeco50
                                        memeco50  11 hours 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  13 hours back

                                          cool learn something new everyday thank you

                                          • Chris Farley
                                            Chris Farley  13 hours back

                                            Lol dude Scotty’s videos are getting better

                                            • Robert Paul
                                              Robert Paul  13 hours 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  15 hours back

                                                Such a smart guy. Love this channel.

                                                • Otema Duncan
                                                  Otema Duncan  15 hours back

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

                                                  • Ben Dover
                                                    Ben Dover  16 hours back

                                                    He is like the Jack Sparrow of mechanics 🥴 😆😂

                                                    • james jones
                                                      james jones  16 hours back

                                                      Great Scott

                                                      • MaskinJunior
                                                        MaskinJunior  17 hours back

                                                        My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.

                                                        • Meeean Azz
                                                          Meeean Azz  17 hours back

                                                          The Mad Scientist of car mechanics

                                                          • Israel Ferrera
                                                            Israel Ferrera  17 hours back

                                                            Jijiji, Hi Scotty,

                                                            • Metod Kolar
                                                              Metod Kolar  17 hours back

                                                              Clean non offensive comment😂

                                                              • Adrian Scarecrow Hernandez

                                                                Really? Those little things can cause problems. These days it seems even turning the ignition key can cause problems. Thanks for another great tip Scotty.

                                                                • Sean L.
                                                                  Sean L.  17 hours back

                                                                  great video

                                                                  • Ken
                                                                    Ken  18 hours back

                                                                    Scotty =-0 ?!? Love Ur vids, but gotta point sumptn out, here. You advised getting an inverter for primarily electronics, but didn't caution people about buying cheap MSW (Modified Sine Wave) inverters. Sensitive electronics need pure sine wave inverters, or the dirty electricity of the cheapo inverters can destroy your gizmos. Pay a lil extra for a PSW inverter. It'll pay for itself. Phones, laptops, etal ain't cheap.

                                                                    • PieSniper
                                                                      PieSniper  18 hours back

                                                                      Hope I'm not too late for the contest.

                                                                      • Radio Astro
                                                                        Radio Astro  19 hours back

                                                                        I'm guessing they don't have build in resistors that give out just the right frequency that/whatever the device may need..

                                                                        • Mike O'Brien
                                                                          Mike O'Brien  19 hours back

                                                                          Non-offensive comment

                                                                          • Nick Glover
                                                                            Nick Glover  19 hours back

                                                                            Genuine Anker products are great for USB charging needs. Very high quality, and the one we had fail didn't take anything else with it. Anker sent a replacement ASAP and it has been chugging along ever since.

                                                                            • mrdidovets
                                                                              mrdidovets  20 hours back

                                                                              What I Learned today is that gravity causes my pants to fall down. It makes sense now

                                                                              • Gabriel Orozco
                                                                                Gabriel Orozco  20 hours back

                                                                                This makes sense because my car was having problems when i had a multiport in for my dash cam and gps. After taking it out. I didnt have problems.

                                                                                • ribergzzon gaming
                                                                                  ribergzzon gaming  21 hours back

                                                                                  I am a clean comment

                                                                                  • Shena Johnson
                                                                                    Shena Johnson  21 hours back

                                                                                    I have a 2007 Chrysler Aapen and it has a V8 HEMi gets only 10 miles per gallon. Is it true and ok to hook up a computer chip that will allow it to get good gas mileage?

                                                                                    • gardenofthedogs
                                                                                      gardenofthedogs  21 hours back

                                                                                      I'm ringing the bell but one minute late!

                                                                                      • Karl Westerhoff
                                                                                        Karl Westerhoff  21 hours back

                                                                                        Great video, Scotty!

                                                                                        • Ed Peters
                                                                                          Ed Peters  22 hours back

                                                                                          Interesting self induced problem. I like the ones with a volt display.

                                                                                          • Teh_Squirrel
                                                                                            Teh_Squirrel  23 hours back

                                                                                            I have a Pug 5v charger.

                                                                                            • Mike Stuckert
                                                                                              Mike Stuckert  24 hours back

                                                                                              Non-offensive comment

                                                                                              • G Pate
                                                                                                G Pate  1 days back

                                                                                                I never knew any of this!