I simply want to send a note to this group, thanking those who chose to "chime in" when I was going through my problems related to my scooter and the batteries. "One does not know what he or she has until it's lost," and I have always realized that this is true. Not being able to get around like I once did, when I wore the shoes of a younger man, has given me an insight to how it is to live at the dependency of others or specific situations.
After initially sending my thoughts and questions about the acid-free batteries to this group, I was lead through a maze that brought me through and into many different areas on the Internet. In doing so, I learned a great deal about batteries -- and I realized just how ignorant I was (and still am) about batteries -- there is just too much to know.
In any event, thanks to those who helped!
Mark -- in Florida, where we are hoping that the Tropics remains quiet!