Ecuador power adapters - What adapter do I need for Ecuador?

Power adapters for Ecuador

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Ecuador. This page has links to simple instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're in Ecuador using the B or A type Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will vary from region to region so please read the WikiConnections world power adapters guide for a complete list of charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Ecuador?

The best power adapter for Ecuador will be a Type B plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 120 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Ecuador?

What is a power adapter for an Ecuadorian power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that allow an Ecuadorian power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different region.

Do I need a power adapter in Ecuador?

It depends on the type of plug you want to use and the location you are travelling from.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for an Ecuadorian power outlet allows visitors travelling from a different country to use their electrical devices in Ecuador simply by adapting the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from an Ecuadorian power outlet?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Ecuadorian power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device you also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Ecuador in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Ecuador in the UK

Ecuador to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage, around £5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor