I am also interested in increasing the rate of charge to my house batteries from the alternator when driving/running. My diesel has an over 200 amp alternator, and should be able to supply some decent current. I am a bit of an electrical newby and had a couple questions. This is not meant as a criticism, just trying to understand:
1. why such high amperage breakers? I do not think anything in a FWC draws over 30 amps. I believe the current MPPT supplied by FWC only draws 15 amps and most of the smaller units I have seen people using for these solar systems draw 30 or less, so that would be it for charging from the alternator, wouldn't it? Wouldn't it make sense to have a breaker trip well before the max draw of the charger?
2. I also do not understand the rational behind a breaker on both ends of the supply wire.
3. What is the purpose of a breaker in the ground return to the batteries?