Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer - 2 months ago
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cristian dl cruz
cristian dl cruz - 10 days ago
The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger
samad968 - Month ago
Subbed! You make some great, informative content to keep the public informative and entertained.
dallimamma - Month ago
Scotty Kilmer ::: Beam me up, Scotty! I’d love an inverter!
Mike Scott Singh
Mike Scott Singh - Month ago
Scotty Kilmer you should have been a stand up comic, your smart and funny, reminds me of Reagan.
Chris K.
Chris K. - Month ago
What do you think of the cigarette lighter Bluetooth radio transmitters?
bzalto - 6 hours ago
Scotty, I always enjoy your presentations not only for the wealth of good information, but also for your great sense of humor. You are a very smart and funny man!!
Ray Spasov
Ray Spasov - 9 hours ago
Great video information
Melinda Hart
Melinda Hart - Day ago
Guess I’ll be getting a better quality adapter...I’m guilty of those gas station purchases...🥴
Foy20 - Day ago
It put a hole in my battery once 👀
John King
John King - Day ago
Thanks Scotty!
The homeless patriot
The homeless patriot - 2 days ago
Hey Scotty fyi those adapters just step down the 12v from the battery to 5v. No dc to ac conversion. Pretty weird that it stopped the car from working. Since there is no frequency in a dc current idk if it would leak a rf signal.
John Mixon
John Mixon - 2 days ago
Another great, informative video. Thanks. Keep em coming! 👍
Rocky1 - 2 days ago
Hahahahahaha! Wow!
Kelvin Barnes
Kelvin Barnes - 2 days ago
Could this cause the COMAND unit on a mercedes to go bad?
Lance Lane
Lance Lane - 2 days ago
I had no idea. I got a really cheap adapter at the grocery store. I'm going to file it in the round file and pick up a better quality model. Thanks for the tips!
Ray - 3 days ago
This vid sure wised me up! I use cheap ones but that will stop.
Fred Cabe
Fred Cabe - 3 days ago
Daaaaaaaaaam Scotty you're awesome, learning this just stop me to take my 2004 honda odyssey to the dealership, my SRS light came on suddenly after I bought one of thos cheap phone charger adapter at my local gas station, i stop charging my phone in my car and the SRS light turned off after 2 hours of driving.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SCOTTY, hope is not too late for the giveaway product. ;-)
nautiquecowboy nautiquecowboy
Am I too late
polskatoja - 3 days ago
....or just get a P71, Then keep plugging away 🤣
ray charles
ray charles - 4 days ago
Scotty thank you for your help, I'm changing my adaptor.
Stu Mulne
Stu Mulne - 4 days ago

About the USB adapters in cars....

Good advice. I avoid 'em, too....

However, some devices really want 110VAC, and while a "proper" adapter might work fine, it'd better be for 12VDC to 110VAC and a good one, or, at best, it's not going to work. The best time for them to fail is when you're just about to head out on a trip, and you can't get a replacement anytime soon....

In some cases you can find (or already have) a device that will do it's own "adapting", but they sort of expect you to do a little homework. Like knowing what you're powering it with, and whatever magic you're expected to do. I had a piece of ham gear in one of my cars that was all set for using both 110VAC _and_ 12VDC. However, you had to plug the filaments (right, TUBES) into the cigarette lighter (or some other 12VDC source) and about everything else into some kind of inverter good for about 200VDC. You were expected to switch on the "adapter" as needed (usually when transmitting), and let it either idle or be powered off when not transmitting.

I doubt if such things still exist, but dynamotors (a 12VDC motor that spun a little generator to provide whatever voltage you wanted). Hilariously inefficient, and noisy (not RF-noisy, just mechanical noise), but by the time I wanted to buy one, practically free....


Karl A.
Karl A. - 4 days ago
Great info, thank you!
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor - 4 days ago
Scotty I enjoy your videos...But you passed on some bad info. Any 5 Volt DC USB car charger has a simple voltage stepdown circuit inside. Usually they are composed of a common fixed or variable voltage regulator IC with a few resistors and capacitors, that's it. Basically, that regulator does two things implied by its name. It controls current flow at its output and drops the 12VDC input voltage down to 5VDC at the output so you can charge 5VDC devices without exposing them to either an over voltage or current situation. There is NO oscillator, NO inverter, NO crystal or any other circuitry to intentionally create any radio waves or alternating current (AC)...Why would you? The charger would be MUCH bigger that what you held in your fingers. I'm not arguing that one of these devices did or did not interfere as you say, just that your description of that charging device and its function were not correct. If any device emitted stray Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) as much as you imply, the FCC and auto manufacturers would be raising hell. Certainly the device would never get a UL approval.
I would also call into question your assumptions about what is known about radio waves or electromagnetic energy. If we are as stupid as you imply we'd still be using megaphones instead of radios with amplifiers and microphones. :)
Amr Abdelrahman
Amr Abdelrahman - 5 days ago
Hello Scotty , for very long time i have been following your videos and it is really useful and i learn a lot from you
Since i design these things , i have few comments as an opinion :)

* True cheap USB chargers cause problems , but i think the noise is transferred through the wires , you can see it if you have an oscilloscope , good USB Chargers have filters to stop such noise

* Don't think DC to AC inverter in the car would be a good thing unless it is a small one 200Watts Max (= about 17A) , as it will draw too much current which will affect battery life (in creasing DOD decrease number of Cycles)

Once more thanks a lot for your videos , and i apologize for not being much of an active subscriber :)
Roberto Maya
Roberto Maya - 5 days ago
Why doesn’t my 2004 Toyota 4Runner just die 489 Kms strong
EZkauai - 5 days ago
ya scotty
Marty Flagg
Marty Flagg - 5 days ago
I have a friend...bought the .99 cent 1 amp 5 amp plugs...when it was all over: 745 dollars....conplete re-do...the ignition was 1/2 the bill...Spend a lil money...and just use one or buy an inverter......Don't go cheap here...:)
Alfred Todd
Alfred Todd - 5 days ago
Thank you 🙏 , this was really helpful in knowing this, God bless you for sharing .
John 3:16
Ahmad Fathlillah
Ahmad Fathlillah - 5 days ago
dirt cheap mobile phone charger usually emit frequencies that can be heard through you stereo system (audio storing)
airgun shooting destruction
the one dollar store ones lol
Ethan Brackett
Ethan Brackett - 6 days ago
Really good video scotty! Loving all your content so far whatcha think of a 2013 or newer ford fusion vs the same year mazda 6
CannaBear Products
CannaBear Products - 6 days ago
O WoooooW! I shop at that StonerDrug store @1:51-@1:52
ucallthatatweet - 6 days ago
Scotty, remember when you said that you could bypass a lot of computer controls on a car with toggle switches? This video has me thinking that you should restore a car that way, recording as much as possible.
Dojocho - 7 days ago
While on the subject of what people dont know.....If you live near a nuclear power plant.... all nuclear plants have to vent heat into the atmosphere...and that heat is radioactive....they just dont tell anyone. My uncle worked as a Physicist at the one in NY. Its highly radioactive and its invisible...basically its gamma radiation.....he said they vent it in the evenings.
Mike Castellon
Mike Castellon - 6 days ago
Is your uncle still alive?
taco meat
taco meat - 7 days ago
Ron Grubbs
Ron Grubbs - 8 days ago
Scotty. A V 8 engine is good.because the more cylinders a motor vehicle has the smoother and less vibration. The reason Ferrari has more cylinders in v12 is for reliability in racing to win. Not for more power. That depends on displacement. A 5.7 liter diesel v8 Cadillac eldorado gets better economy than a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder Mercedes. Mercedes is overrated. Some American cars were better built and great cars.
Derek Davis
Derek Davis - 8 days ago
man scotty thanks. i got one of those cheap things from the dollar tree...big mistake now that I'm thinking about it.🤣🤣😂
Elise Andrews
Elise Andrews - 9 days ago
U r awesome Scotty
Christie Ross
Christie Ross - 9 days ago
Thanks that may be why my battery on my phone goes out to quickly. I do love the info thanks
Davy Moose
Davy Moose - 10 days ago
Loved /love your Videos! I learn soo much !
Carmelia Van
Carmelia Van - 10 days ago
I need and want it i got those kids lol
Norris Durrant
Norris Durrant - 10 days ago
Very ,very cool :)
Mint Mono
Mint Mono - 10 days ago
Okay Scotty I'll buy the damn Toyota
RG JR. - 10 days ago
EVERYONE! Make sure you put your phone on airplane mode when flying.
Evan Odder
Evan Odder - 10 days ago
A cheap power inverter is lots worse than a cheap socket adapter.
Gwendolyn Apacanis
Gwendolyn Apacanis - 11 days ago
M y kind of Guy Scottie is ...a wanna be Grannu evhanic for MY 96 BRO..YEEaah
Garry Gemmell
Garry Gemmell - 11 days ago
Superb stuff as always!
Mhice Garcia
Mhice Garcia - 12 days ago
I watch your videos almost 5 times a day. Bless you Scotty, from the Philippines.
Anabel Hinojosa
Anabel Hinojosa - 12 days ago
Thank you for all your helpful tips. Being a single Mom of three and driving a lot, I feel more confident knowing stuff. I really want to watch from day 1 of your videos. Thanks Scotty!
William D.
William D. - 12 days ago
On a Chevrolet Volt the adapter that you plug those things in it's built into the center console on top of the dash I had one plugged in and it fried the complete Dash plug.. not only can you adapter but when your dash Outlet fries also it can be quite expensive to repair...
Roberto Guardado
Roberto Guardado - 12 days ago
My man Scotty I need that Qualcomm adapter for my 2015 Mustang Convertible please!!! Let see if I win !!!
Zachary Auciello
Zachary Auciello - 13 days ago
Really, DC to AC to DC? I figured the cheaper ones just did a simple DC voltage drop from 12V to 5V.🤔
I wonder if that's why the cheaper ones cause issues.
Russell Marsh
Russell Marsh - 14 days ago
You have to take a voltage drop from dc to ac. The coil is what creates an electromagnetic field, then a rectifier, finally a capacitor to discharge the dc into ac at a specific voltage. Which cannot exceed 6.5 volts due to the battery. UNLESS it has an amplifier, which even in small voltage amounts, can be much too big for your cig lighter. AC just means that the voltage fluctuates from negative to positive, and frequency is simply the time in which it takes a cycle to complete. (I think I've explained it right, I'm on pain meds currently lol)
L Y - 14 days ago
What about FM Bluetooth plugs?
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