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How to use plugs from Ecuador in Costa Rica

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Ecuador to Costa Rica in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  Ecuador Costa Rica  
Voltage: 120V, 127V. 120V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B. icons/teeth.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 60Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!

Plugs and Sockets at each country

In Ecuador the following plugs are used: (and Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Otavalo, Loja.)

Ecuador' Plug Type A Ecuador' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Ecuador' Outlet Type A Ecuador' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Costa Rica you will use: (and Cocos Island, Arenal, Tortuguero, San José, Puerto Limón, La Fortuna, Playa Tamarindo.)

Costa Rica' Plug Type A Costa Rica' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Costa Rica' Outlet Type A Costa Rica' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

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Voltage

Take extreme care: the electric network is not homogeneous

Different voltages are used within the countries. So perhaps different voltages are used in different regions or cities. You will have to exercise extreme caution about this. Before pluging any electric device, you should check your device voltage and you must ask a local for the voltage used in the electric network. If you move to different city or region, you should ask again. Using electric devices in different voltage network could incurr in a broken device and even fire. Please read further the page for more information.

On the positive side, nowadays many devices will switch automatically to the network voltage and they will work just fine, i.e. mobile phone chargers are typically multi-voltage (but please, do actually check your own).

High-power devices don't usually handle different voltages due to the high-currents involved i.e. anything that its main purpose involves generating heat (or cold) like hair driers, baby bottle warmers, kettles, etc. On the contrary, modern low-power devices are likely to auto-detect and auto-adapt to different voltages i.e. usb chargers, laptop chargers, etc.

You might either need a step up voltage converter, a step down voltage converter, or maybe, nothing at all. When a country electronic grid is not homogenous, there is not much we can help but ask you to exercise caution.

Plugs Type

Same connectors

Ideal situation, all the connectors used in Ecuador are also used in Costa Rica. You will not need any adapter (but please check voltages and the other sections of this report). Congratulations!!!!

Adapters

You are lucky, you don't need an adapter.

Adapters you can buy

You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.

Hertz

Equal Hertz

This is the perfect situation. You will not have any clock shift issue with the same Hertz.


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