Standard for 12 Volt Cigarette Lighters, Power Outlets, and Accessory Plugs
This standard is intended to cover cigar or cigarette lighters as well as power outlets based on the form and dimensions of the cigar lighter, and accessory plugs for use in these devices. Components covered herein are designed to work in nominal 12 VDC systems. This standard is a full performance specification. It includes dimensional and operational parameters as well as performance characteristics which must be met when submitting a cigar lighter assembly, power outlet assembly, or plug for production approval. This standard constitutes an acceptance specification for these devices. This standard covers the operational, reliability, durability, acceptance, and testing requirements for a cigar lighter (also referred to as just “lighter”) for installation in the passenger compartment of production vehicles.