MDS tech has seen three iPads that have been electrically fried, resulting in a need for replacement [and a bill sent out].
According to tech support, this is caused by using el-cheapo cables or charger blocks that are NOT Apple “Mfi certified”.
All students are given a charger block AND a quality cable at the beginning of school. Obviously it can be handy to have extras at the house, but PLEASE make certain they are quality, certified cables and chargers.
PLEASE MAKE SURE ANY CHARGERS OR CABLES YOU PURCHASE ARE MFI-CERTIFIED.
The makes certain that the cables are wired correctly, the charger blocks have the correct circuit protection, and they won’t damage your iPad.
One clue that they are NOT certified is their price –> cables that are $3 are probably NOT certified, and they very well can fry your iPad.