Silly GPS Question

Old Jun 10th, 2007, 04:40 AM
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Silly GPS Question

There are no differences between the cigarette lighter voltages in cars in Europe vs. the USA, correct? I just want to confirm that I will be able to plug my GPS in & go. Thanks.
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Old Jun 10th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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12V negative earth - just like the rest of the world
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Old Jun 10th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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You have to be careful, some European autos have AC rather than DC at the cigarette lighters.
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Has anyone run into this problem?
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 10:47 AM
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I have never had any difficulty using my GPS in the UK, France, and Germany in rental cars.
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 10:52 AM
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I just returned and used it in our rental car..it was PERFECT!

you could also charge your unit in your hotel room...thats an option!
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Watch out if it's a right-hand drive car, though. The Brits only recently changed from Positive Earth to Negative Ground. Check both under the bonnet and in the boot.

I think it had something to do with their long-term use of l/s/d, which was also recently solved.
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