Ecuador is a Latin American country that lies on the coast of the Pacific Ocean northwest of South America. Ecuador is known for being the country with the most biodiversity on the planet. It’s divided into four natural regions, with each region having its own distinctive charm. You’ll feel as if each region is in a completely different location on the planet. The Amazon Region east of the country is where the tropical rainforests and Amazonian rivers are. On the flip side, the Andean Region is completely different with its volcanoes and snowy mountains. The Insular Region will take you to another world with its volcanic rock and lava formation. The Coastal Region west of the country is where the magical white-sand beaches are. The four regions make traveling to Ecuador a good idea at any time of the year!
What plug sockets are used in Ecuador?
In Ecuador the plug sockets used are type A / B, the following pictures show the outlets and plugs needed. When travelling from the UK you will need an adapter for types A / B.
If you’re after an adapter we would suggest looking into this Multi purpose travel adapters.
Please do double check that it meets your needs.
What voltage & frequency is used in Ecuador?
In Ecuador, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. As Ecuador Uses a different voltage to the UK and the rest of Europe you will need to be careful using your appliances. On the back of your device or appliance, it will show what voltage can be used, in most cases, this will be 100-240 v at 50/60Hz meaning it will automatically adjust and work fine. However, some devices such as hairdryers, kettles, etc may not work in the same way due to high power usage. Lower power items such as USB & laptop chargers in most cases will automatically adapt. Make sure you read the information on the back of your item as you may need a step-up voltage converter that will allow you to make use of UK devices, but please always check the information on your item.
Recommended plugs, adaptors & gadgets
We have provided some recommendations for a multi-purpose adapter as well as some other gadgets you may need such as USB chargers for traveling. Making sure you have the right gear is a must! Please double check the product on Amazon before ordering.