Are car cigarette lighters universal?

Asked by Ramon Matthews

There are a handful of cigarette lighter standards globally, but the one used in the United States is ANSI/SAE J563. Since this standard describes measurements like the diameter of the receptacle, accessory manufacturers can make power plugs that have a relatively snug fit, and spring-loaded contacts take up the slack.

Paul Gardner, BA Contributor
Paul Gardner
4.7/518 ratings

Leave your comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *