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 on travelling to 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 electronics in Ecuador. This page has links to useful instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are travelling to Ecuador using the B or A type Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters vary from region to region so please read our 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 power adapter which will allow you to use any 120 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Ecuador?
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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. [3]

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.

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Will I need a plug adapter for Ecuador if I'm from the US?

A US plug won't require a plug adapter as it already fits into an Ecuadorian power outlet.

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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 only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Ecuadorian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220-240 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step up power converter for Ecuador along with the right type of adapter.

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Where to buy a power adapter for Ecuador in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Ecuador in the US

Ecuador to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International airports 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 Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. Wikipedia - Ecuadorian Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage, priced at between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor -