I wonder if "voltage, amperage, wattage that the charger is currently supplying to the laptop" would be good information to have on the secondary palette of the battery, or at least some subset of this information that would still be helpfull for those with unusual charging methods.
On the one hand, you might say it's too much technical information.
On the other hand, I think that is what the secondary palettes should be for. As it is, the only extra information it gives is a more fine-grained charge bar, and the time until it is discharged. I'll ask in the Sugar mailing list for Eben's opinion, and report back. HoboPrimate 22:51, 15 May 2008 (EDT)
Alternative, some of this information (i.e., minus the educational content, of using light-bulbs to represent power) could be added to Analize, to make it _the_ tool the inspect the system. HoboPrimate 22:54, 15 May 2008 (EDT)
 visual cues
Possibly employ a "filling the circle" representation to echo visual paradigm of wireless network signal strength used in network view and home view, but put a lightning bolt across it to tag it as electricity. Cjl 13:18, 18 May 2008 (EDT)