How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Ecuador

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type B power adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4 in Ecuador. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 4 when you're travelling to Ecuador by using their Type B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If your iPhone 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Ecuador from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Ecuador

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Ecuador?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Ecuador by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Ecuador?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Ecuador is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Ecuadorians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel 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 and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Ecuador using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 4 in Ecuador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuador country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters