This Adapter Will Destroy Your Car


  1. Scotty Kilmer

    Scotty KilmerIl y a 2 mois

    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. cristian dl cruz

    cristian dl cruzIl y a 10 jours

    The link crapped out its no longer available for safe charger

  3. samad968

    samad968Il y a mois

    Subbed! You make some great, informative content to keep the public informative and entertained.

  4. dallimamma

    dallimammaIl y a mois

    Scotty Kilmer ::: Beam me up, Scotty! I’d love an inverter!

  5. Mike Scott Singh

    Mike Scott SinghIl y a mois

    Scotty Kilmer you should have been a stand up comic, your smart and funny, reminds me of Reagan.

  6. Chris K.

    Chris K.Il y a mois

    What do you think of the cigarette lighter Bluetooth radio transmitters?

  7. Glen Meyer

    Glen MeyerIl y a 2 heures

    My 2000 Tacoma has three 12 volt ports yet crank windows. I agree re: inverter. Just don't forget an inline fuse of proper amperage. :)

  8. bzalto

    bzaltoIl y a 9 heures

    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!!

  9. Ray Spasov

    Ray SpasovIl y a 11 heures

    Great video information

  10. Melinda Hart

    Melinda HartIl y a jour

    Guess I’ll be getting a better quality adapter...I’m guilty of those gas station purchases...🥴

  11. Foy20

    Foy20Il y a jour

    It put a hole in my battery once 👀

  12. John King

    John KingIl y a jour

    Thanks Scotty!

  13. The homeless patriot

    The homeless patriotIl y a 2 jours

    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.

  14. John Mixon

    John MixonIl y a 2 jours

    Another great, informative video. Thanks. Keep em coming! 👍

  15. Rocky1

    Rocky1Il y a 2 jours

    Hahahahahaha! Wow!

  16. Kelvin Barnes

    Kelvin BarnesIl y a 2 jours

    Could this cause the COMAND unit on a mercedes to go bad?

  17. Lance Lane

    Lance LaneIl y a 3 jours

    Scotty, 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!

  18. Ray

    RayIl y a 3 jours

    This vid sure wised me up! I use cheap ones but that will stop.

  19. Fred Cabe

    Fred CabeIl y a 3 jours

    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. ;-)

  20. nautiquecowboy nautiquecowboy

    nautiquecowboy nautiquecowboyIl y a 3 jours

    Am I too late

  21. polskatoja

    polskatojaIl y a 3 jours

    ....or just get a P71, Then keep plugging away 🤣

  22. ray charles

    ray charlesIl y a 4 jours

    Scotty thank you for your help, I'm changing my adaptor.

  23. Stu Mulne

    Stu MulneIl y a 4 jours

    Scotty: 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.... Regards, Stu.

  24. Karl A.

    Karl A.Il y a 4 jours

    Great info, thank you!

  25. Paul Taylor

    Paul TaylorIl y a 4 jours

    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. :)

  26. Amr Abdelrahman

    Amr AbdelrahmanIl y a 5 jours

    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 :)

  27. Roberto Maya

    Roberto MayaIl y a 5 jours

    Why doesn’t my 2004 Toyota 4Runner just die 489 Kms strong

  28. EZkauai

    EZkauaiIl y a 5 jours

    ya scotty

  29. Marty Flagg

    Marty FlaggIl y a 5 jours

    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...:)

  30. Alfred Todd

    Alfred ToddIl y a 6 jours

    Thank you 🙏 , this was really helpful in knowing this, God bless you for sharing . JESUS SAVES ❤️ John 3:16

  31. Ahmad Fathlillah

    Ahmad FathlillahIl y a 6 jours

    dirt cheap mobile phone charger usually emit frequencies that can be heard through you stereo system (audio storing)

  32. airgun shooting destruction

    airgun shooting destructionIl y a 6 jours

    the one dollar store ones lol

  33. Ethan Brackett

    Ethan BrackettIl y a 6 jours

    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

  34. CannaBear Products

    CannaBear ProductsIl y a 6 jours

    O WoooooW! I shop at that StonerDrug store @1:51-@1:52

  35. ucallthatatweet

    ucallthatatweetIl y a 6 jours

    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.

  36. Dojocho

    DojochoIl y a 7 jours

    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.

  37. Mike Castellon

    Mike CastellonIl y a 6 jours

    Is your uncle still alive?

  38. taco meat

    taco meatIl y a 7 jours


  39. Ron Grubbs

    Ron GrubbsIl y a 8 jours

    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.

  40. Derek Davis

    Derek DavisIl y a 8 jours

    man scotty thanks. i got one of those cheap things from the dollar tree...big mistake now that I'm thinking about it.🤣🤣😂

  41. Elise Andrews

    Elise AndrewsIl y a 9 jours

    U r awesome Scotty

  42. Christie Ross

    Christie RossIl y a 9 jours

    Thanks that may be why my battery on my phone goes out to quickly. I do love the info thanks

  43. Davy Moose

    Davy MooseIl y a 10 jours

    Loved /love your Videos! I learn soo much !

  44. Carmelia Van

    Carmelia VanIl y a 10 jours

    I need and want it i got those kids lol

  45. Norris Durrant

    Norris DurrantIl y a 10 jours

    Very ,very cool :)

  46. Mint Mono

    Mint MonoIl y a 10 jours

    Okay Scotty I'll buy the damn Toyota

  47. RG JR.

    RG JR.Il y a 10 jours

    EVERYONE! Make sure you put your phone on airplane mode when flying.

  48. Evan Odder

    Evan OdderIl y a 10 jours

    A cheap power inverter is lots worse than a cheap socket adapter.

  49. Gwendolyn Apacanis

    Gwendolyn ApacanisIl y a 11 jours

    M y kind of Guy Scottie is ...a wanna be Grannu evhanic for MY 96 BRO..YEEaah

  50. Garry Gemmell

    Garry GemmellIl y a 11 jours

    Superb stuff as always!

  51. Mhice Garcia

    Mhice GarciaIl y a 12 jours

    I watch your videos almost 5 times a day. Bless you Scotty, from the Philippines.

  52. Anabel Hinojosa

    Anabel HinojosaIl y a 12 jours

    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!

  53. William D.

    William D.Il y a 12 jours

    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...

  54. Roberto Guardado

    Roberto GuardadoIl y a 12 jours

    My man Scotty I need that Qualcomm adapter for my 2015 Mustang Convertible please!!! Let see if I win !!!

  55. Zachary Auciello

    Zachary AucielloIl y a 13 jours

    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.

  56. Russell Marsh

    Russell MarshIl y a 14 jours

    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)