How to charge the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Ecuador

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 6 with an Ecuadorian power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Ecuador. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their iPhone 6 when they are travelling abroad.If you're going to Ecuador this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 using their standard types B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power supplies vary regionally so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If your iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Ecuador from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a city such as Guayaquil please read the Wikipedia page about Ecuador [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Ecuador

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Ecuador?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Ecuador by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Ecuador?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 the best travel power adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Ecuadorians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Ecuador or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ecuador using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Ecuador?

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 6 with an Ecuadorian power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with an Ecuadorian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 from the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Wikipedia page about Ecuador
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, priced at between $20 to $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.