FAQ #90 – What About POWER SURGES In Ecuador?

Power surges in Ecuador do occur so it’s a good idea to protect your valuable electronics with surge protectors and power flow regulators.

We’ve been living in Ecuador for over 4 years and have never had a problem with power surges. We’ve found that the power grid in the major cities is very reliable, and we rarely lose electricity.

However, the Manta area has experienced some issues with power surges over the past few years so we invested in a power flow regulator that cost $20 at Kywi, which is Ecuador’s version of Ace Hardware or Home Depot. We use it to protect the Smart TV and Amazon Fire Stick.

For more on electricity in Ecuador, check out: FAQ #15 – What About ELECTRICITY In Ecuador?


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