Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Ecuador?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to Ecuador. In Ecuador, people are using different plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!

Ecuador und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Ecuador
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in Ecuador?

Ecuador uses plugs of type A and B. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Ecuador.

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Country information

About Ecuador

Flag: About Ecuador

Ecuador is a country in America (South America) with about 15.9 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 284 000 km². The capital of Ecuador is Quito (2.2 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

The neighbors of Ecuador are Colombia and Peru.

TLD: .ecCurrency: USDCountry calling code: +593Country Code : EC
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Ecuador?

The voltage in Ecuador is 120 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United Kingdom:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Ecuador, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Ecuador?

The utility frequency in Ecuador is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is higher than the 50 Hertz in use in the United Kingdom. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Ecuador, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Ecuador, you should not use the device!