Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Ecuador

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type A USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on visiting a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPad 2 in Ecuador using the standard B or A type Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If your iPad 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Ecuador from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Ecuador

Can you use the iPad 2 in Ecuador?

You can use the iPad 2 in Ecuador.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Ecuador?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Ecuador (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ecuador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Ecuador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from the Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ecuadorian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ecuadorian power outlet. This power outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Ecuador
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around £15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.