If you have an Apple iPad, you are familiar with the Lightening cable. The Lightening connector replaces the well-known Dock, being much smaller but a lot smarter. The charger has an embedded processor that can tell in which way you have plugged it, so there is no way you are going to fool the Lightening cable. What is more, you enjoy support for audio output, synchronising, and charging. The only bad thing that can be said about the iPad cable is that it doesn’t last very long. If your charging cable is already dead, you are going to have to replace it. The good news is that there are plenty of online stores from where you can buy Lightening cables.

Don’t even think about buying a cheap Lightening cable  

As stated previously, the internet if full of iPad cables. If you type the words” Lightening cable” in any search engine, you will receive thousands of results. There are many options to choose from, but not all products are equal. You might be tempted to purchase a cheap Lightening cable. You might think that there is no reason to buy an expensive one when you can get a good connector for less money. Buying a cheap iPad cable is a huge mistake. The connector will fail at some point or the other, you can be sure of that. Sure, the Lightning charger will work well for a couple of days, but it will let you down when you need it the most. If something seems too good to be true, it most certainly is. 

Consider buying in bulk

If you are going to buy Lighting connectors, make sure that you buy in bulk. Why? Simply because you are going to need them. The iPad cable doesn’t have a very long lifespan and if the cord breaks, you have a replacement at hand.  You can’t afford to wait for an online store to ship you a charger cable. Whether you use the iPad for work purposes or for entertainment, you will need spare connectors. It’s best if you have one at home, in your car, and at the office. Purchase many iPad cables so that you don’t have to go back to the store for at least half a year. Or a year.  

No, you can’t use any charger with your iPad  

The fact is that you can’t use just any charger with your iPad. So, don’t be tempted to use the USB cords that you have from other smartphones lying around the phone. Even if you can plug in the connector, the voltage output isn’t the same and you risk damaging the device. Maybe your iPad won’t break down, but it will surely malfunction. One solution is to use an Apple cord, although it’s not recommended. You should only do this if you desperately need to use the iPad. Attention needs to be paid to the fact that the company manufactures connectors that vary in size and in wattage. Check compatibility.