Just a little update: Well it took a couple of weeks but I was able to drain one of the questionable auto batts to dead status via keying the L.E.D. light. Threw it on the charger for 8 hours, unplug and replugged the charger for another 2 hours when the indicator light read green and the results were the same, battery life=30 minutes.
Given that these batts sport the newer 4 hole design I think the original prognosis is correct. These batteries are not truly compatible with the wall rechargers or pcc's, it's a logic problem.