And this is not okay... I use the device ten plus hours a day. It needs to charge or at least maintain when plugged in and in use. It is my lifeline and how I communicate with my deaf partner who lives five hours a way. I did not have this problem with the original apple charger, or the walmart replacement I was using up until today when that one also fell apart. Is there a certain brand I need to get? I have limited funds, I am disabled. I won my iPad a couple years ago by pure luck! Thanks for any tips, btw it's an iPad 3.