Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Ecuador

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ecuadorian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B power adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Ecuador. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus when they are visiting Ecuador.When travelling to Ecuador the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Ecuador from a different country then 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 can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Guayaquil or Quito read the wikipedia page about Ecuador [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ecuador

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Ecuador?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Ecuadorian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ecuador?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Ecuador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Ecuador (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Ecuadorian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ecuador and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Ecuador using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ecuador?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with 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
  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
  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