Hey Jiggawatt thanks for the reply.
Hmmm it kind of worked but then I got same sequential lights and off, so maybe I did have them paired properly but just didn’t see the following error until I now. This is the output;
sixad-bin: started sixad-bin: sixad started, press the PS button now sixad-sixaxis: started sixad-sixaxis: Connected 'PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller (04:98:F3:33:BC:52)' [Battery 00] sixad-sixaxis: Bad Sixaxis buffer (out of battery?), disconneting now...
Now, both controllers have been fully charged. According to the PS3, they are both at 100%.
I think I’ll leave them on charge for a couple of hours again and see if the ps3 is just showing it wrong for some reason although, seems unlikely doesn’t it?