Will USA car charger fit European car cigarette lighter

The cig lighters are pretty well standard in NA and Europe. Some years ago, I used my NA 540 XXL in an Italian rental car. No problems.
 
In a word, yes, even though the ANSI/SAE spec for plugs/sockets here in the U.S. is slightly different.

The U.S. spec for the socket is 20.97+/- 4mm
The Euro spec for the socket is 21.46mm +/- 5mm.

So they make the grounding springs on the plugs stiff enough to hold in a U.S. spec socket without vibrating loose, but not so tight as not to fit well into a Euro socket.
 
In a word, yes, even though the ANSI/SAE spec for plugs/sockets here in the U.S. is slightly different.

The U.S. spec for the socket is 20.97+/- 4mm
The Euro spec for the socket is 21.46mm +/- 5mm.

So they make the grounding springs on the plugs stiff enough to hold in a U.S. spec socket without vibrating loose, but not so tight as not to fit well into a Euro socket.
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated
 

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