I've been checking around and am getting conflicting advice on a couple of things. Some say you should run the battery down to almost 0% monthly, although I've also been reading that this is bad for the battery and it should never be run down totally. I've also been reading that it's bad for the battery to use the iPad while it's charging, which is why the cords are so short. I have a 10-foot cord and do use my iPad while it's charging. I trust the wise people here, so am looking for advice.