Yo Modders,

Thanks for your comments. Very very helpful.

Quick comment on the convenience/ergonomics issue. When both you and your wife have PowerBooks, and both have two batteries each, it get's quite messy working with power adaptors and such to keep all four batteries at the ready.... I'm *really really* in need of a standalone charger, so to keep *luv, peace and harmony* within the family unit.......

I'm investigating the robot charger that Krusher mentioned, but would prefer a somewhat simpler "analog" circuit rather than uC-controlled..... If anyone has any inputs / tips at all, my family unit would be very grateful...

Thanks, thanks..

The Mouse