This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car


  1. Scotty Kilmer

    Scotty KilmerIl y a 7 jours

    Join the movement and help make this non-sponsored independent channel become the top subbed car channel on FRreporter, instead of corporate channels like Top Gear, subscribe to scotty: ⬇️ Things used in this video: 1. Safe Charging Adapter: 2. Common Sense 3. 4k Camera: 4. Camera Microphone: 5. Camera Tripod: 6. My computer for editing / uploading: ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools: 1. Bluetooth Scan Tool: 2. Cheap Scan Tool: 3. Basic Mechanic Tool Set: 4. Professional Socket Set: 5. Ratcheting Wrench Set: 6. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter: 7. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter: 🛠Check out the tools I use and highly recommend ► 🔥Scotty Shirts and Merch ► Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ► Scotty on Social: Facebook ► Instagram ► Twitter ►

  2. Fidel Castrosolis

    Fidel CastrosolisIl y a 2 jours

    Scotty Kilmer an inverter good thinking scotty.

  3. No Name

    No NameIl y a 4 jours

    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. -.-

  4. Tony Louis

    Tony LouisIl y a 4 jours

    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"

  5. ken james

    ken jamesIl y a 5 jours

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

  6. Robin Jays

    Robin JaysIl y a 5 jours

    Awesome video 😀

  7. tadz mathews

    tadz mathewsIl y a 53 minutes

    well said..thanks for the tip

  8. Jacob Earman

    Jacob EarmanIl y a 4 heures

    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!

  9. Rhinoceros

    RhinocerosIl y a 7 heures

    I want to win

  10. Garrett Reid

    Garrett ReidIl y a 7 heures

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

  11. Javion Sorello

    Javion SorelloIl y a 7 heures

    Hey, can you recommend a good quality inverter?

  12. Lee Slater

    Lee SlaterIl y a 8 heures

    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!

  13. Ectoplasmic Entity

    Ectoplasmic EntityIl y a 8 heures

    Clean non offensive comment

  14. John  Pierce

    John PierceIl y a 9 heures


  15. Anthony Rodriguez

    Anthony RodriguezIl y a 9 heures

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

  16. Steve P.

    Steve P.Il y a 12 heures

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

  17. joestardell

    joestardellIl y a 13 heures

    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.

  18. Dave Ryan

    Dave RyanIl y a 13 heures

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

  19. Steven Farmer

    Steven FarmerIl y a 16 heures

    What do you think about surge protectors?

  20. Marlon Brando

    Marlon BrandoIl y a 16 heures

    Hey scotty, what about the inverter that uses the adapter that plug in the cigarette charger port? Are they safe to use?

  21. Jose Chaves Porras

    Jose Chaves PorrasIl y a 17 heures

    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.

  22. Peet Westraat

    Peet WestraatIl y a 19 heures

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

  23. LE H

    LE HIl y a 20 heures

    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?

  24. Mark Dolan

    Mark DolanIl y a 20 heures

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

  25. Jolly Green

    Jolly GreenIl y a 20 heures

    Aluminum foil wrap it

  26. HeyJoeHaze

    HeyJoeHazeIl y a 21 heure

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

  27. SterlingOnFoot

    SterlingOnFootIl y a 21 heure

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

  28. dwai1967

    dwai1967Il y a 22 heures

    Probably sending info to the Chinese government...

  29. Some One

    Some OneIl y a 23 heures

    That's cool.

  30. John fella

    John fellaIl y a jour

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

  31. Thomas Rice

    Thomas RiceIl y a jour

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

  32. michael marsh

    michael marshIl y a jour

    clean non offensive conment.

  33. Solar powered potato

    Solar powered potatoIl y a jour

    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.

  34. Real world mechanic

    Real world mechanicIl y a jour

    I could really use that mine just broke

  35. Robert Johnson

    Robert JohnsonIl y a jour

    It’s working I bought a Toyota

  36. luis guillermo

    luis guillermoIl y a jour

    i want one scotty! great week!


    ZILL NIAZIIl y a jour

    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.

  38. Christopher Dalpatan

    Christopher DalpatanIl y a jour

    My car ABS light, lights up because of this.

  39. Jrezky

    JrezkyIl y a jour

    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.

  40. Jrezky

    JrezkyIl y a jour

    Yet another reason why simpler is better.

  41. Jackson Smith

    Jackson SmithIl y a jour

    Hey scotty

  42. Jonathan T. Arbuckle

    Jonathan T. ArbuckleIl y a jour

    Drive fast! Take chances! Love this guy!

  43. Gordon Polk

    Gordon PolkIl y a jour

    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.

  44. Franklin Kardos

    Franklin KardosIl y a jour

    Insert non offensive comment here

  45. Beverly Harrold

    Beverly HarroldIl y a jour

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

  46. Al Grayson

    Al GraysonIl y a jour

    $1 + tax at Dollar Tree. Lucky to last 1 month. Never used more than 1 USB adapter at once.

  47. Christobal Dorado

    Christobal DoradoIl y a jour

    You videos are always awesome

  48. Bdger Willams

    Bdger WillamsIl y a jour

    Can you put a tin foil hat on your car for driving by power lines you no that eltro magnetization lol

  49. the rowdyone

    the rowdyoneIl y a jour

    Scotty for President 2020

  50. mikelap68

    mikelap68Il y a jour

    great video.... going remove mine


    MRTRIGGERMANIl y a jour

    Don't store them near your Junk...

  52. Derry Bullock

    Derry BullockIl y a jour

    Thanks Scotty!!

  53. Andrew Lacey

    Andrew LaceyIl y a jour

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

  54. memeco50

    memeco50Il y a jour

    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?

  55. steven nunamaker

    steven nunamakerIl y a jour

    cool learn something new everyday thank you

  56. Chris Farley

    Chris FarleyIl y a jour

    Lol dude Scotty’s videos are getting better

  57. Robert Paul

    Robert PaulIl y a jour

    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

  58. adaptiveagile

    adaptiveagileIl y a jour

    Such a smart guy. Love this channel.

  59. Otema Duncan

    Otema DuncanIl y a jour

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

  60. Ben Dover

    Ben DoverIl y a jour

    He is like the Jack Sparrow of mechanics 🥴 😆😂

  61. james jones

    james jonesIl y a jour

    Great Scott scotty

  62. MaskinJunior

    MaskinJuniorIl y a jour

    My BMW has USB-outlets from factory.

  63. Meeean Azz

    Meeean AzzIl y a jour

    The Mad Scientist of car mechanics

  64. Israel Ferrera

    Israel FerreraIl y a jour

    Jijiji, Hi Scotty,

  65. Metod Kolar

    Metod KolarIl y a jour

    Clean non offensive comment😂

  66. Adrian Scarecrow Hernandez

    Adrian Scarecrow HernandezIl y a jour

    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.

  67. Sean L.

    Sean L.Il y a jour

    great video

  68. Ken

    KenIl y a jour

    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.

  69. PieSniper

    PieSniperIl y a jour

    Hope I'm not too late for the contest.

  70. Radio Astro

    Radio AstroIl y a jour

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

  71. Mike O'Brien

    Mike O'BrienIl y a jour

    Non-offensive comment

  72. Nick Glover

    Nick GloverIl y a jour

    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.

  73. mrdidovets

    mrdidovetsIl y a jour

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

  74. Gabriel Orozco

    Gabriel OrozcoIl y a jour

    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.

  75. ribergzzon gaming

    ribergzzon gamingIl y a jour

    I am a clean comment

  76. Shena Johnson

    Shena JohnsonIl y a jour

    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?

  77. gardenofthedogs

    gardenofthedogsIl y a jour

    I'm ringing the bell but one minute late!

  78. Karl Westerhoff

    Karl WesterhoffIl y a jour

    Great video, Scotty!

  79. Ed Peters

    Ed PetersIl y a 2 jours

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

  80. Teh_Squirrel

    Teh_SquirrelIl y a 2 jours

    I have a Pug 5v charger.

  81. Mike Stuckert

    Mike StuckertIl y a 2 jours

    Non-offensive comment

  82. G Pate

    G PateIl y a 2 jours

    I never knew any of this!

  83. Michael Ausk

    Michael AuskIl y a 2 jours

    Cheap chargers often are problematic..

  84. John Wolfe

    John WolfeIl y a 2 jours

    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 TRUCKERIl y a 2 jours

    So Dollar Tree's $1.00 usb charger would be a really bad choice then eh Scotty?

  86. Victor Tinnin

    Victor TinninIl y a 2 jours

    Wow. Who would’ve thought that could cause an issue with the computer. I like the inverter idea

  87. Gaige B

    Gaige BIl y a 2 jours

    Good to know

  88. Oofa T Maloofawitz

    Oofa T MaloofawitzIl y a 2 jours

    Thanx for the info!

  89. Kindredy

    KindredyIl y a 2 jours


  90. Europian Enthusiast

    Europian EnthusiastIl y a 2 jours

    Great vid

  91. Viliam Beňa

    Viliam BeňaIl y a 2 jours

    I just once saw your video Scotty and now I'm watching your videos almost daily and keep referring to friends 🤔

  92. NewHampshire Jack

    NewHampshire JackIl y a 2 jours

    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.

  93. Luís Silva

    Luís SilvaIl y a 2 jours

    Let me guess. .. you sell USB chargers...

  94. MrWeareone777

    MrWeareone777Il y a 2 jours

    This could be the reason my radio changes by itself and switches to CD as well. Either that or my LEXUS IS250 is possessed.

  95. Alex Kay

    Alex KayIl y a 2 jours

    Excellent Advice your the only person i have ever head mention this .Well Done.

  96. Maureen Meyerhoff

    Maureen MeyerhoffIl y a 2 jours

    Beam me up Scotty. U are so mechanical and electronic! I love your wit and the pics in the top right.

  97. K Danagger

    K DanaggerIl y a 2 jours

    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.

  98. ChrisSoChris

    ChrisSoChrisIl y a 2 jours

    Get an adapter that displays coordinates of unlocked '94 Celica's in your zipcode

  99. Devon Fischer

    Devon FischerIl y a 2 jours

    We've made driving and cars too complicated.....

  100. Donnie Hackathorn

    Donnie HackathornIl y a 2 jours


  101. Jennifer Blevins

    Jennifer BlevinsIl y a 2 jours

    Hey Scotty! I'd like to win one of those converters!

  102. J Huggins

    J HugginsIl y a 2 jours

    My 2016 Toyota Highlander with keyless ignition would not lock as if the keyless fob was left inside. I finally unplugged one of those cheap 12v usb adaptors and it would then lock. Thanks for the info. Even the dealership was baffled.

  103. VuTang01

    VuTang01Il y a 2 jours

    Scotty I need one of those Qualcomm

  104. Clifton Samson

    Clifton SamsonIl y a 2 jours

    I want to win the prize

  105. Remrie Arrie

    Remrie ArrieIl y a 2 jours

    Here is my clean, non offensive comment. Thank you for uploading this video. I didn't realize those put out RF signals. I got a decent double one by Anker, that is the only one I use. I also have a 300 watt inverter which doesn't have any USB connectors on it though. It has the DC adapter on the wires, I'm going to cut it off and splice wires to run it to the battery.