The cigarette lighter socket of the car is used to facilitate the ignition source of the cigarette when the owner is smoking. Car sockets are mainly used in places where open flames are rejected, such as factories, workshops and other places where cigarettes need to be lit, so they can only be done with cigarette lighters.
In addition, the car cigarette lighter can be equipped with an on-board inverter, which can convert the 12V, 24V or 48V DC power on the car into 220V/50Hz AC power, which can be used by ordinary electrical appliances. For example, mobile electronic devices can be charged. It is best to use a split-type inverter for the vehicle. The power of the electrical appliance is limited to less than 150W, and the output current will not be greater than the battery current.
Many different types of vehicles, including boats, cars, vans, and campers have a world-standard power socket on the dashboard. It is possible to connect a specially designed cigarette lighter to a car socket. Other names for car sockets include car adapter, cigarette lighter socket, cigar lighter receptacle, DC power connector, DC outlet, and car outlet.