Cigar lighter receptacle


#1

Are the cigarette lighter adapters for electronics in the US (portable dvd player, garmin GPS, etc) compatible with european automobile cigarette lighters? (i.e. Denmark).


#2

Cars all over the world run on the same 12 volt system. I don’t see why the adapters wouldn’t work in Denmark.


#3

Voltage-wise they’re the same, but actually the receptacles are a little bit different as anyone who’s ever tried to replace the actual lighter part on a European car will tell you! However, I think that most of the electronic devices are spring loaded to fit in both, so it shouldn’t be an issue.


#4

Thanks.


#5

Great, thanks.


#6

i used to have a 1980 grey market mercedes, and i can tell you that, yes they are a little different in size, and yes, most electronics are designed to work with both, but some are designed better than others. look for devices where the spring extends a little more outward. you’ll probably run into more devices loosing connection on rough rouads, etc.