That's what I thought. I was reading the material in the other LAdyAda site but I din't see a clear yes or no. What would it take to make it a charger too? I saw the solar panel tut, that ain't gonna fit in a gum tin, lol. I guess some lithiums and a wall charger it is. My girl is going to Vietnam for work and I wanted to make her something she can use. One more quick question, with a plug adapter (assuming they don't use US style) and a normal American AA charger, would she have any issues recharging her batteries? How bout Europe? What the higher volatge and lower Hz (it's 50 right?) affect an american style AA charger?