JAX's Adventure Bus 680W 200A 400AhAGM 2000VA

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JAX's Adventure Bus 680W 200A 400AhAGM 2000VA

6,100.00 6,450.00

- 4x 170W Solar Panels with mounts and wire harnesses
- 50A Victron SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controller with Bluetooth Communication
- Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor with Bluetooth Communication
- 2x Lifeline 400Ah AGM 6V Batteries
- 200A Battery Combiner/Alternator Charger kit with manual disconnect and boost
- 2000VA Victron Multiplus pure sine inverter / 80A charger with hybrid 30A shore power
- Sub panel with multiple breakers and 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
- Shore power cord, inlet, lugs, heat shrink, cables, etc. All included
- Estimated AM Solar installation labor: 45 hours

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This complete power system charges a substantial AGM battery bank with three different sources:  solar, alternator and shore power.  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, shore power can go directly to the outlets when plugged in or power can be inverted from the batteries when dry camping to cover loads like a blender, microwave or coffee pot.

This kit is currently being built by AM Solar Brand Ambassador Jax Austin and his friend Michael Fuehrer. 
Follow them to learn more:
Instagram:  @jaxaustin  @navigationnowhere
Youtube:  Jax Austin  Michael Fuehrer  

What you get:

  • All the components needed to make a complete system

  • Installation manual with a full bill of materials

  • Connection diagrams detailing the entire system

  • AM Solar phone, email and Facetime support


Solar Charging - 680W, 50A
Battery Bank - 400Ah AGM, Bluetooth Monitor
Alternator Charging - 230A AGM
AC Input & Output - 2000VA, 80A, 30A Shore
DC Distribution - Battery Protect

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 680W, so solar panels can’t be added, but if it is difficult to find roof space some of the 170W panels can be taken out, or other combinations of smaller panels like the 90W can be used.

Change the Charge Controller:  The current charge controller core is rated for 50A and uses 4ga cable.  If you plan to use less solar wattage, smaller cores like 15A or 30A might be more economical.  Or, if you want more than 680W, check out our 70A, 85A and 100A charge controller cores using thicker 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 400Ah AGM batteries.  If you don’t need that much energy, you can get two 220A or two 300Ah batteries instead.  Or, you could get a single 12V 255Ah battery, or multiple 255Ah batteries connected in parallel.  You could also add more pairs of 6V batteries connected in parallel.  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:  We include one AC outlet.  If you need more, you can add them to the same breaker or other breakers in the sub panel.

Different Breakers:  The standard configuration includes three duplex breakers 30/15, 20/15 & 15/15.  There are many options.

Inverter/Charger System

Simplify the Inverter:  If you don’t need the full 2000VA or a charger, you may be interested in one of our smaller stand alone inverter kits like the 250VA, 500VA, 800VA, or 1200VA.  With these kits you also have the option of adding a shore power charger like a Progressive Dynamics 45A or 60A model or a clip on 7A charger.

Upgrade the Inverter:  There is only a marginal price difference between the 2000VA and the 3000VA inverter systems.  The 3000VA has a different footprint that might be better suited to some installation.


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 100/50 (50A)

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:  50A
Maximum Wattage:  700W
Temp Sense:  Ambient, Bluetooth
Display:  MPPT Control, Color Control, Built-in Bluetooth
Programming:  Preset Options
Dimensions: H 2.9" x W 4.8" x D 7.4"

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"

High Current On/Off Switch

Manually disconnect high current lines.  This switch is typically used between a combiner box and a charge controller, or between a battery bank and an inverter.

Dimensions: H 3.4" x W 2.9" x D 2.9"

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-L16

AGM battery
6 Volt nominal
400Ah capacity @ 20hr
Weight = 119lbs
Dimensions: H 17.7" x W 7.0" x D 11.6"

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"

MultiPlus C 12/2000/80-50 - 120V Inverter/Charger

The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge technology and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Rated at 2000VA.

Steady State: 1600W
Surge: 4000W
Voltage Output: 120V AC
Voltage Input: 9.5-17V
Waveform: Pure Sine
Frequency: 60hz
Charger: 80A
Passthrough: 50A
Efficiency: 92%
Dimensions: H 20.5" x W 10.0" x D 5.0"
Extra: PowerAssist

Digital Multi Control 200/200A

This panel is intended both for Multiplus and Quattro inverter'/chargers. It allows PowerControl and PowerAssist current limit setting for two AC sources: a generator and shore side current for example.

Dimensions: H 1.7" x W 4.7" x D 2.6"

Class T Fuse & Holder

Class T Fuses are used as circuit protection between battery banks and inverters or alternators.

Dimensions: H 2.4" x W 7.1" x D 2.0"

Midnite Solar Baby DIN Mount Box

AC Distribution panel for 30A shore power systems

Dimensions: H 2.6" x W 3.0" x D 6.9"

Eaton Sub Panel Surface Mount

Breaker box for AC distribution, Rated for 40A

Dimensions: H 3.4" x W 5.0" x D 8.6"

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 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"

12V with USB DC Outlet

Standard 12V outlet with dual USB

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


AM Solar Part Number:  99-SKOGLD