This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer - 8 days ago
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Fidel Castrosolis
Fidel Castrosolis - 3 days ago
Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.
No Name
No Name - 4 days ago
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 - 5 days ago
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 - 6 days ago
The BBC do not advertise at all. You need a licence..,
Robin Jays
Robin Jays - 6 days ago
Awesome video 😀
richard weston
richard weston - 2 hours ago
Antonio D
Antonio D - 4 hours ago
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 - 5 hours ago
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 - 6 hours ago
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.
jared daniels
jared daniels - 8 hours ago
Scotty you rock
Janet Ray
Janet Ray - 8 hours ago
Do you realize that your link for a safe adapter is one that is a dual port charger?
Steve Kasperski
Steve Kasperski - 9 hours ago
Thanks for the great information
tadz mathews
tadz mathews - 12 hours ago
well said..thanks for the tip
Jacob Earman
Jacob Earman - 16 hours ago
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 - 19 hours ago
I want to win
Garrett Reid
Garrett Reid - 19 hours ago
Love your videos. Searching new videos of yours for more of my car questions
Javion Sorello
Javion Sorello - 19 hours ago
Hey, can you recommend a good quality inverter?
Lee Slater
Lee Slater - 20 hours ago
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 - 20 hours ago
Clean non offensive comment
John  Pierce
John Pierce - 20 hours ago
Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez - 21 hour ago
Thanks scotty i had one of these lil bitty adapters i was picking up radio frequincys from pakastan
Steve P.
Steve P. - Day ago
looks like a sweet inverter, would like to win it.
joestardell - Day ago
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 - Day ago
Got a Check engine light from my cheap phone charger. i couldn't believe that was the problem.
Steven Farmer
Steven Farmer - Day ago
What do you think about surge protectors?
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando - Day ago
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 - Day ago
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 - Day ago
Thank you for videos on YouTube. I learn a lot from them.
LE H - Day ago
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 - Day ago
The cheap chargers just raised their prices to become expensive ones. Will they work better now?
Jolly Green
Jolly Green - Day ago
Aluminum foil wrap it
HeyJoeHaze - Day ago
I unplugged one of those cheap adapters in my car and it fixed my flat tire!
SterlingOnFoot - Day ago
Excellent advice... and what a great lesson on EM interference to boot! Are you a HAM Scotty?
dwai1967 - Day ago
Probably sending info to the Chinese government...
Some One
Some One - Day ago
That's cool.
John fella
John fella - Day ago
Your like columbo in the mechanic world. Love all your reviews I learn something every time
Thomas Rice
Thomas Rice - Day ago
Dern it, guess I'll have to quit fryin eggs, bacon and pancakes whilst drivin down the highway.
michael marsh
michael marsh - Day ago
clean non offensive conment.
Solar powered potato
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
I could really use that mine just broke
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson - Day ago
It’s working I bought a Toyota
luis guillermo
luis guillermo - Day ago
i want one scotty! great week!
ZILL NIAZI - Day ago
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
My car ABS light, lights up because of this.
Jrezky - Day ago
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 - Day ago
Yet another reason why simpler is better.
Jackson Smith
Jackson Smith - Day ago
Hey scotty
Jonathan T. Arbuckle
Drive fast! Take chances! Love this guy!
Gordon Polk
Gordon Polk - Day ago
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 - Day ago
Insert non offensive comment here
Beverly Harrold
Beverly Harrold - Day ago
would the adapter be strong enough to run a freezer, two fans and a swamp cooler?
Al Grayson
Al Grayson - Day ago
$1 + tax at Dollar Tree. Lucky to last 1 month. Never used more than 1 USB adapter at once.
Christobal Dorado
Christobal Dorado - Day ago
You videos are always awesome
Bdger Willams
Bdger Willams - Day ago
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 - 2 days ago
Scotty for President 2020
mikelap68 - 2 days ago
great video.... going remove mine
MRTRIGGERMAN - 2 days ago
Don't store them near your Junk...
Derry Bullock
Derry Bullock - 2 days ago
Thanks Scotty!!
Andrew Lacey
Andrew Lacey - 2 days ago
Yep we have the same issues with tv and radio reception lol
memeco50 - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
cool learn something new everyday thank you
Chris Farley
Chris Farley - 2 days ago
Lol dude Scotty’s videos are getting better
Robert Paul
Robert Paul - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
Such a smart guy. Love this channel.
Otema Duncan
Otema Duncan - 2 days ago
Hope the winner selection by a computer won’t be interfered with given the EMI in that room.
Ben Dover
Ben Dover - 2 days ago
He is like the Jack Sparrow of mechanics 🥴 😆😂
james jones
james jones - 2 days ago
Great Scott
MaskinJunior - 2 days ago
My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.
Meeean Azz
Meeean Azz - 2 days ago
The Mad Scientist of car mechanics
Israel Ferrera
Israel Ferrera - 2 days ago
Jijiji, Hi Scotty,
Metod Kolar
Metod Kolar - 2 days ago
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. - 2 days ago
great video
Ken - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
Hope I'm not too late for the contest.
Radio Astro
Radio Astro - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
Non-offensive comment
Nick Glover
Nick Glover - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
What I Learned today is that gravity causes my pants to fall down. It makes sense now
Gabriel Orozco
Gabriel Orozco - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
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Shena Johnson
Shena Johnson - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
I'm ringing the bell but one minute late!
Karl Westerhoff
Karl Westerhoff - 2 days ago
Great video, Scotty!
Ed Peters
Ed Peters - 2 days ago
Interesting self induced problem. I like the ones with a volt display.
Teh_Squirrel - 2 days ago
I have a Pug 5v charger.
Mike Stuckert
Mike Stuckert - 2 days ago
Non-offensive comment
G Pate
G Pate - 2 days ago
I never knew any of this!
Michael Ausk
Michael Ausk - 2 days ago
Cheap chargers often are problematic..
John Wolfe
John Wolfe - 2 days ago
I have bought the cheap ones. First they did not pull enough juice to charge my smartphone. After a few days I could not use the push button start like you said. I had a friend tell me to unplug the adapter. About twenty minutes later it started. Never had a problem when I bought a better one.
BIGTEX TRUCKER - 2 days ago
So Dollar Tree's $1.00 usb charger would be a really bad choice then eh Scotty?
Victor Tinnin
Victor Tinnin - 2 days ago
Wow. Who would’ve thought that could cause an issue with the computer. I like the inverter idea
Gaige B
Gaige B - 2 days ago
Good to know
Oofa T Maloofawitz
Oofa T Maloofawitz - 2 days ago
Thanx for the info!
Kindredy - 2 days ago
Europian Enthusiast
Europian Enthusiast - 2 days ago
Great vid
Viliam Beňa
Viliam Beňa - 2 days ago
I just once saw your video Scotty and now I'm watching your videos almost daily and keep referring to friends 🤔
NewHampshire Jack
NewHampshire Jack - 2 days ago
This had to be one of the best advise videos ever for folks decking out that brand new ride. For those who really need a large power source, Scotty's suggestion of wiring a quality (get a pure sine wave unit for sensitive electronics) direct to the battery is SPOT ON. Installed in modern cars with big alternators, you will own a wonderful emergency power backup. It will not replace a good gen-set but will get you past short term trouble.
Luís Silva
Luís Silva - 3 days ago
Let me guess. .. you sell USB chargers...
MrWeareone777 - 3 days ago
This could be the reason my radio changes by itself and switches to CD as well. Either that or my LEXUS IS250 is possessed.
Alex Kay
Alex Kay - 3 days ago
Excellent Advice your the only person i have ever head mention this .Well Done.
Maureen Meyerhoff
Maureen Meyerhoff - 3 days ago
Beam me up Scotty. U are so mechanical and electronic! I love your wit and the pics in the top right.
K Danagger
K Danagger - 3 days ago
I kept getting random bluetooth disconnects between my phone and car with one of these installed. Yanked it out and the bluetooth disconnects immediately stopped.
ChrisSoChris - 3 days ago
Get an adapter that displays coordinates of unlocked '94 Celica's in your zipcode
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