Accessories won't stay plugged in - are there different types of 12V power sockets?


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Username: Cmayo

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Registered: Sep-13
I'm driving an older car ('99 Pontiac Grand Am) and am having a heck of a time using 12V accessories like cell phone chargers which plug into the dashboard cigarette lighter receptacle.

It doesn't seem like the receptacle is deep enough or something and a lot of plugs don't seem to push in far enough for the spring clips to hold the plug in the socket.

I recently bought a little 12V tire inflator that says only to use it on 15+ amp receptacles and not to use it on older 8 amp receptacles... have power receptacles changed in design over the last several years? I'd be okay changing out the receptacle but I'd like to know if there's a specific type/model of receptacle I should be looking for.
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