How can I use other types of chargers that aren't apple brand for my iPad mini?

I bought a purple charger that is in apple brand and it Said it isint certified and my iPad mini won't let me use it to charge ��

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    I have switched chargers and cables around in my collection without problem except when it came to using the Travelovity set I bought for the nifty retractable cord. I thought it was defective until I discovered that it put out 5 watts only and the iPad requires 5.1. It wouldn't even trickle-charge it. It's 5.1 or nothing. It charged my phone just fine. Hope this helps.