Short Bus 340W 200A 220AhAGM 500VA

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Short Bus 340W 200A 220AhAGM 500VA


- 2x 170W Solar Panels with mounts and wire harnesses
- 30A Victron SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controller with Bluetooth Communication
- Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor with Bluetooth Communication
- 2x Lifeline 220Ah AGM 6V Batteries
- 200A Battery Combiner/Alternator Charger kit with manual disconnect and boost
- 500W Victron Phoenix pure sine inverter with AC outlet
- 60A DC Battery Protect with remote disconnect prevents over discharge
- 6 position DC fuse block with DC outlet offering dual USB and standard 12V
- Lugs, heat shrink, cables, etc. All included
- $6,850 when installed by AM Solar with an estimated 30 hours of labor

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This power system includes all the critical components to power a mobile lifestyle.  Two different charging sources (solar and alternator) charge a sealed AGM battery bank.  The DC output passes through a protection system to prevent overly discharging the battery bank, and can easily power LEDs, fans and cell phone chargers.  On the AC side, a small inverter can power a laptop or an entertainment system.

What you get:

Upgrade or Modification Options:

This complete kit is composed of five subsystems:  Solar Charging, Battery Bank/Monitoring, Alternator Charging, AC Input/Output & DC Distribution.  These subsystems can be removed or modified based on what you already have or want.


Changing the Panels:  The charge controller can support a maximum of 450W, so another 110W of solar panels can be added.  You may consider a 90W panel, or you can remove one or both of your 170W panels and add other panels with a similar Vmpp and a total wattage of 450W or less. 

Change the Charge Controller:  The current charge controller core is rated for 30A and uses 6ga cable.  If you plan to use less solar wattage, a smaller core like the 15A might be more economical.  Or, if you want more than 450W, check out our 50A, 70A, 85A and 100A charge controller cores using thicker 4ga or 2ga cable.

External Port:  An external charging port can be added that would allow for the use of folding panels as long as the charge controller can handle the extra wattage.

Battery Bank

Different AGM Batteries:  The standard configuration comes with two 6V 220Ah AGM batteries.  If you want more energy storage you could get a single 12V 255Ah battery, or multiple 255Ah batteries connected in parallel.  You could also add more pairs of 6V 220Ah batteries, or upgrade to 300Ah or 400Ah batteries.  All batteries need to be the same make, model and age.

Lithium Batteries:  With the Lithium Base Kit you can simplify the alternator charging kit and remove the BP65 from the DC distribution system.  Add up to four Lithium Battery Add-on kits as long as all the kits have the same amp hour rating.

AC and DC Distribution

More DC Outlets:  The standard configuration comes with a 6 position fuse block.  We have a 12 position block available.  You can also get more outlets.

More AC Outlets:  The standard inverter has one built-in AC outlet.  If you need more, you can plug in a power strip, or modify an extension cord to a sub panel with breakers and use that to feed additional outlets.

Inverter/Charger System

Simplify the Inverter:  If you don’t need the full 500VA you may be interested in our smaller 250VA stand-alone inverter kit which is plenty large enough to power a laptop and charge a cell phone.

Add a Charger:  With this kit, you do not have the option for shore power charging, but it can be added.  It can be as simple as a 7A clip-on charger, or permanently mounted Progressive Dynamics 45A or 60A model with shore power cord an inlet, or upgrade to an inverter/charger all-in-one unit.

Upgrade the Inverter:  For stand-alone inverters without chargers, we have 800VA and 1200VA models available.  You may also consider the Victron Multiplus 2000VA and 3000VA inverter/charger systems with shore power cord, inlet, main panel, and subpanel.


Upgrade the Display:  Add a wall mounted MPPT Control to monitor the charge controller or a Victron Color Control GX Monitor to show complete system status on a single animated display.

Plan your build with these components:

ZS170 Solar Panel Kit with Rocker Mounts

Using 6" monocrystalline cells, this panel is ideal for large systems where there is ample roof space.  Made in Bend, Oregon, United States Flash tested at 184W +/- 3%

Wattage:  170W
Type:  Monocrystalline
Operating Voltage:  18.00V
Size:  58.3" x 26.4" x 1.38"
Frame:  Silver Anodized Aluminum
Connection Type:  Terminal Block
Mount:  Tilting (with optional tilt bars)
Mounted Dimensions:  60.6" x 26.4" x 2.6"

Roof C-Box

This C-box is for efficiently combining solar panel output cables and sealing off a roof penetration. Its rugged and spacious design make installation and trouble shooting very easy.

Dimensions: H 1.9" x W 5.3" x D 7.4"

Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 (30A)

Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app.

Current Rating:
Maximum Wattage:  450W
Temp Sense:  Ambient, Bluetooth Sensor
Display:  MPPT Control, Color Control, Built-in BlueTooth
Programming:  Preset Options, Bluetooth, MPPT Control
Dimensions: H 4.7" x W 7.4" x D 2.9"

DC Breakers

Because of Direct Current's tendency to arc when disconnected, special breakers are needed.  These DC breakers are ideally used between charge controllers and battery banks and on alternator or small inverter lines.

Dimensions: H 1.8" x W 2.3" x D 3.5"

Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor Kit

Battery monitor kit with programmable relay.  Measures voltage, current, capacity, and temperature.  Can work with any battery type.  Built-in Bluetooth.  Compatible with the Color Control Monitor.

Monitor Dimensions:  H 1.3" x W 2.4" x D 2.4"
Shunt Dimensions:  H 1.4" x W 4.8" x D 1.6"
Cable Length: 10m

Lifeline GPL-4CT

AGM battery
6 Volt nominal
220Ah capacity @ 20hr
Weight = 66lbs
Dimensions: H 10.24" x W 7.06" x D 10.28"

Victron Cyrix-ct 12/24V-230 Intelligent battery cmb

Battery combiner for 230A alternator charging on a lead-acid house battery bank

Dimensions: H 2.0" x W 4.0" x D 2.5"

Momentary Switch

Used with lithium battery management systems and alternator charging kits to provide a boost start

H 0.8" x W 0.7" x D 0.7"

Victron Phoenix 500VA Inverter Kit VE.Direct

This kit includes all the standard components for the do-it-yourself installation of a Victron Phoenix 500 inverter system.  This inverter offers Bluetooth communication compatibility and is ideal for laptops, entertainment centers and cell phone chargers.

Steady State:  500VA
Peak Power:  900W
Voltage Output:  110V AC
Voltage Input:  9.2-17.0V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Efficiency:  90%
Dimensions:  H 3.6" x W 6.8" x D 10.8"

Victron Battery Protect, Smart 12/24-65A

Protect your batteries from accidental excessive discharge by installing a BP65 between your battery positive and DC distribution buss or fuse box.  For loads under 65A.

Dimensions: H 1.9” x W 4.2” x D 1.9”

ST Fuse Block 6 Circuit

Compact ATO/ATC fuse block consolidates branch circuits and eliminates the tangle of in-line fuses for electronics and other appliances.

Dimensions: H 4.9" x W 3.4" x D 1.5"

12V with USB DC Outlet

Standard 12V outlet with dual USB

Dimensions: H 4.1" x W 1.8" x D 2.1"

12V Wall Mount Switch

Ideal for small inverter ON/OFF or disconnecting DC loads

Dimensions: H 1.5" x W 1.6" x D 2.6"


AM Solar Part Number:  99-SKOESS