This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car

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  • 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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    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  5 days back

      Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

    • No Name
      No Name  6 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  7 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  1 weeks back

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

    • Robin Jays
      Robin Jays  1 weeks back

      Awesome video 😀

  • R J
    R J  9 minutes back

    Thanks, Scotty, always spot-on issues, analysis, and advice.

    • cj0e
      cj0e  21 minutes back

      I love your channel, it's the best car channel on YouTube...I hope that was that nice enough to win an inverter  ;)  because I want a refrigerator in my car.  But only after you do a best and worse refrigerator for cars.  I would probably go with a Kenmore or Westinghouse.

      • Rich Rockefeller
        Rich Rockefeller  57 minutes back

        I thought Fredo Corleone topped himself?

        • Noticias para Reflexionar

          This is so serious, that in order for planes to give you AC current, they require transformers rectifiers. Like Scotty said, use that only to provide AC current unless your car has it stock.

          • Chazz75
            Chazz75  5 hours back

            Don't use your car and leave it in the parking lot, you will not destroy it

            • hurricane_laine
              hurricane_laine  8 hours back

              AC/DC converter charger, a no no. ?

              • Paladin
                Paladin  9 hours back

                Like Oddball (Kelly's Heroes reference here) said, "there you go with those negative waves man!"

                • Peter Voss
                  Peter Voss  9 hours back

                  Not to mention the insane FM radio interference from low cost LED headlamps. :/

                  • Mathieu Jobidon
                    Mathieu Jobidon  9 hours back

                    "Even physicists don't really understand electromagnetic stiff" lol is this an April fools thing?

                    • Patriot
                      Patriot  12 hours back

                      Damn Scotty, them waving hands of yours, got me all discombobulated.

                      • Mike Lamont
                        Mike Lamont  16 hours back

                        Great video as always. Thanks for the good tips!

                        • Logan Brunson
                          Logan Brunson  19 hours back

                          clean non offensive comment

                          • DAVID Holec
                            DAVID Holec  19 hours back

                            I wonder if an EMF detector would go off on those things

                            • Ryan Scherbluk
                              Ryan Scherbluk  20 hours back

                              All I use mine for is for my LED lights under my dash. And LEDs barley use any amps at all plus my adapter was like 60 bucks so wasn’t cheap.

                              • ulysses colon
                                ulysses colon  20 hours back

                                Good afternoon Scotty i'm puzzled with the qualcomm adapter you recommended we purchase and it doesn't say Qualcomm nor any of the other stuff like the charging symbol. Is it the real McCoy?

                                • Sick Pictures
                                  Sick Pictures  1 days back

                                  "And a winner will be chosen randomly by COMPUTER!" THIS GUY IS AWESOME.

                                  • Alberta O/G Lifer
                                    Alberta O/G Lifer  1 days back

                                    Good knowledge!!!

                                    • NPC#920208764020
                                      NPC#920208764020  1 days back

                                      I assume this doesn't apply to the plug in the glove box on my 06 Suzuki Burgman?

                                      • F C
                                        F C  1 days back

                                        Thank you,

                                        • Virtual Insanity
                                          Virtual Insanity  1 days back

                                          You lost me when you suggested an AC inverter.
                                          Plenty of low cost electronics getting around and they aren't just cigarette lighter chargers, a bad inverter can be just as bad, possibly worse than a bad ciggie lighter charger.
                                          Regardless of what is used and how it is connected these issues can appear.
                                          There is no advantage to avoiding the cig lighter socket for loads within the lighter sockets limit.

                                          • Dan Rossi
                                            Dan Rossi  1 days back

                                            I notice it effects my cruise control . (It won't turn on)

                                            • Mudpuppyjunior
                                              Mudpuppyjunior  1 days back

                                              Incomplete info Scotty; an inverter that produces modified sine wave power [that is most of them and almost all of the cheaper ones] will either interfere with or get fried by many electronic products or will fry or improperly run the electronic products, such as laptops, sensitive medical equipment, etc.
                                              You should use an inverter that makes pure sine wave power if you're going to be running certain types of electronic equipment.

                                              • Data Crystals
                                                Data Crystals  11 hours back

                                                Mudpuppyjunior yeah, they will make “modified sine waves” which are just square waves, and a HUGE amount of switching noise, however due to the size of the inductors used, it will not interfere with the car. Also, they will die bc if you plug it into an inductive load, the square wave makes huge voltage spikes from inductive kick and kills the semiconductors

                                            • Lisa Albarras
                                              Lisa Albarras  1 days back

                                              Awesome information as usual, I am so glad I found your channel Scotty!

                                              • richard weston
                                                richard weston  2 days back

                                                12V DC IN, 5V DC OUT. NOT AN AC ELECTRON TO BE FOUND.

                                                • Antonio D
                                                  Antonio D  2 days back

                                                  Me:I need to drive my car to the store. Scotty: No! You will destroy your car!!!
                                                  Me: Uber?
                                                  Scotty: you’ll destroy their car!!! (Scotty’s Creepy laughter )
                                                  Me: ummm yeeeah I’ll walk then. 😞

                                                  • CLMDADE
                                                    CLMDADE  2 days back

                                                    I used to work at a trucking company, and drivers would use those cheap ones from truck stops and they would mess with the tire pressure monitor system..

                                                    • tazgamer
                                                      tazgamer  2 days back

                                                      I bought a Duracell brand from family dollar, and it blew the fuse as soon as I plugged it in. I didn't buy the cheap brand just a cheaper store.

                                                      • Ryan Scherbluk
                                                        Ryan Scherbluk  20 hours back

                                                        tazgamer bought a cheap USB adapter and it worked for one day and that was it. Bought a 60 dollar one hasn’t broke yet

                                                    • jared daniels
                                                      jared daniels  2 days back

                                                      Scotty you rock

                                                      • Janet Ray
                                                        Janet Ray  2 days back

                                                        Do you realize that your link for a safe adapter is one that is a dual port charger?

                                                        • Steve Kasperski
                                                          Steve Kasperski  2 days back

                                                          Thanks for the great information

                                                          • tadz mathews
                                                            tadz mathews  2 days back

                                                            well said..thanks for the tip

                                                            • Jacob Earman
                                                              Jacob Earman  2 days back

                                                              I bought a Bluetooth adapter that plugged into the cigarette lighter that plays either by aux or radio frequency. I usually plugged the aux cord into the aux port and ran it into the adapter so that I could use Bluetooth on my phone without having the aux cord plugged directly into it. One day I got curious and started messing with the radio frequencies on the device and it kicked on my TPMS light. It would only kick the light on at certain radio frequencies...weird stuff!

                                                              • Rhinoceros
                                                                Rhinoceros  2 days back

                                                                I want to win

                                                                • Garrett Reid
                                                                  Garrett Reid  2 days back

                                                                  Love your videos. Searching new videos of yours for more of my car questions

                                                                  • Javion Sorello
                                                                    Javion Sorello  2 days back

                                                                    Hey, can you recommend a good quality inverter?

                                                                    • Lee Slater
                                                                      Lee Slater  2 days back

                                                                      When it comes to anything electronic. It's never a Good RULE to: "NEVER Buy the Cheapest Product!". Always buy the highest quality product you can afford. This applies to computers, stereo equipment, to cell phones, power tools and even batteries. In almost every case, when it comes to electronics, if you buy the cheapest product on the Shelf, you will be lucky if it works at all. If it does, you will end up replacing it soon because it will fail to work as for as advertised or you'll just find yourself wishing you bought something better.. This rule applies especially applies to cheap batteries! With the exception of name brands like Sony, Etc. The batteries that come with a flashlight or a remote control almost always leak and corrode quickly once they're activated and quickly ruin your flashlight or other battery-powered product! The best thing you can do is dispose of them immediately and properly and replace them with name brand batteries such as Duracell or Energizer, Etc. Aspirin might be aspirin by any brand but generic batteries are crap!

                                                                      • Ectoplasmic Entity
                                                                        Ectoplasmic Entity  2 days back

                                                                        Clean non offensive comment

                                                                        • John  Pierce
                                                                          John Pierce  2 days back

                                                                          Me

                                                                          • Anthony Rodriguez
                                                                            Anthony Rodriguez  2 days back

                                                                            Thanks scotty i had one of these lil bitty adapters i was picking up radio frequincys from pakastan

                                                                            • Steve P.
                                                                              Steve P.  3 days back

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

                                                                              • joestardell
                                                                                joestardell  3 days 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 days back

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

                                                                                  • Steven Farmer
                                                                                    Steven Farmer  3 days back

                                                                                    What do you think about surge protectors?

                                                                                    • Marlon Brando
                                                                                      Marlon Brando  3 days 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  3 days 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  3 days back

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

                                                                                          • Mark Dolan
                                                                                            Mark Dolan  3 days back

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