I'm thinking of purchasing a Uniden BCD436HP and find it rather odd that Uniden would sell a top of the line $500 scanner without an ac adapter. May I ask how do you run the scanner when it arrives without a way to plug it in assuming the enclosed batteries are dead. And without a/c adapter how do you charge the batteries? Someone also told me that the batteries will charge only with the scanner off. I've never owned a scanner that didn't ship with an adapter and didn't charge the batteries while the scanner was on or off. So the adapter must be a separate item yet their $70 analog scanner ships with an adapter. Seems like a nice scanner (I have the Home Patrol) and I know set up is easy but gosh for $500 give us a way to plug it in.