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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    • Fidel Castrosolis
      Fidel Castrosolis  4 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  6 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 😀

  • Mike Lamont
    Mike Lamont  3 hours back

    Great video as always. Thanks for the good tips!

    • Logan Brunson
      Logan Brunson  6 hours back

      clean non offensive comment

      • DAVID Holec
        DAVID Holec  7 hours back

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

        • Ryan Scherbluk
          Ryan Scherbluk  7 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  8 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  13 hours back

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

              • Alberta O/G Lifer
                Alberta O/G Lifer  14 hours back

                Good knowledge!!!

                • NPC#920208764020
                  NPC#920208764020  14 hours back

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

                  • F C
                    F C  18 hours back

                    Thank you,

                    • Virtual Insanity
                      Virtual Insanity  21 hours 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  22 hours back

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

                        • Mudpuppyjunior
                          Mudpuppyjunior  22 hours 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.

                          • Lisa Albarras
                            Lisa Albarras  23 hours back

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

                            • richard weston
                              richard weston  1 days back

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

                              • Antonio D
                                Antonio D  1 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  1 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  1 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  7 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  1 days back

                                    Scotty you rock

                                    • Janet Ray
                                      Janet Ray  1 days back

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

                                      • Steve Kasperski
                                        Steve Kasperski  1 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


                                                        • 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.  2 days back

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

                                                            • joestardell
                                                              joestardell  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                • Steven Farmer
                                                                  Steven Farmer  2 days back

                                                                  What do you think about surge protectors?

                                                                  • Marlon Brando
                                                                    Marlon Brando  2 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                        • Mark Dolan
                                                                          Mark Dolan  2 days back

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

                                                                          • Jolly Green
                                                                            Jolly Green  2 days back

                                                                            Aluminum foil wrap it

                                                                            • HeyJoeHaze
                                                                              HeyJoeHaze  2 days back

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

                                                                              • SterlingOnFoot
                                                                                SterlingOnFoot  2 days back

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

                                                                                • dwai1967
                                                                                  dwai1967  2 days back

                                                                                  Probably sending info to the Chinese government...

                                                                                  • Some One
                                                                                    Some One  2 days back

                                                                                    That's cool.

                                                                                    • John fella
                                                                                      John fella  3 days back

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

                                                                                      • Thomas Rice
                                                                                        Thomas Rice  3 days back

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

                                                                                        • michael marsh
                                                                                          michael marsh  3 days back

                                                                                          clean non offensive conment.

                                                                                          • Solar powered potato
                                                                                            Solar powered potato  3 days 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  3 days back

                                                                                              I could really use that mine just broke