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Cars' cigarette lighter sockets: same in Europe?

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I have purchased a set of European maps for my US-model GPS device, and I plan to bring it to Europe and rely on it pretty heavily during my upcoming trip to France and Switzerland.

I've read elsewhere that all European cars now use the same voltage and polarity for their cigarette lighter sockets, but that some late-model European cars use a DIN socket that's slightly smaller than the standard socket. So, I want to make sure that my cigarette lighter plug is guaranteed to work in my rental car.

I've read many GPS-related threads here, and nobody has ever mentioned having a problem with plug compatibility. Still, I thought I should I should ask about this specifically. Has anyone ever had a problem? If not, why not? Is it because there are just very few cars that have the DIN sockets? Or is it because the standard plugs are made to fit in the DIN sockets?

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