Tree House 680W 400AhAGM 1200VA

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Tree House 680W 400AhAGM 1200VA


- 4x 170W Solar Panels with mounts and wire harnesses
- Mounts for metal roof included
- 50A Victron SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controller with Bluetooth Communication
- Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor with Bluetooth Communication
- 2x Lifeline 400Ah AGM 6V Batteries
- 1200W 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

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This power system includes all the critical components to power a minimalist lifestyle.  A powerful solar system will maintain 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, entertainment system or small appliances.

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

Upgrade or Modification Options:

This complete kit is composed of four subsystems:  Solar Charging, Battery Bank/Monitoring, 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 no more panels can be added.  But, you may consider removing one or all of your 170W panels and adding other panels with a total wattage of 680W or less. 

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, a smaller core like the 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:  A 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 want more energy storage you could get a couple 12V 255Ah batteries connected in parallel.  You could also add more pairs of 6V 400Ah batteries, or get smaller 220Ah or 300Ah.  All batteries need to be the same make, model, and age.

Lithium Batteries:  If space constraints are more restrictive than budget constraints, you can add up to four Lithium Battery Add-on kits to the Lithium Base Kit 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 1200VA you may be interested in our smaller 250VA, 500VA or 800VA stand-alone inverter kits which are 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 generator charging, but it can be added.  It can be as simple as a 7A clip-on charger, or permanently Progressive Dynamics 45A or 60A model with a cord and inlet, or upgrade to an inverter/charger all-in-one unit.

Upgrade the Inverter:  You may 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 100/50 (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:  680W
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"

Battery Monitor BMV-712

The BMV-712 is Victron's newest high precision battery monitor. The essential function of a battery monitor is to calculate ampere hours consumed and the state of charge of a battery.  Compatible with all battery types.  Built-in Bluetooth.

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"

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"

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"

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"

Victron Phoenix 1200VA Inverter Kit

This kit includes all the standard components for the do-it-yourself installation of a Victron Phoenix 1200 inverter system.  This inverter is ideal for refrigerators, laptops, entertainment centers and cell phone chargers.

Steady State:  1200VA
Peak Power:  2400W
Voltage Output:  110V AC
Voltage Input:  9.2-17.3V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Efficiency:  92%
Dimensions:  H 4.1" x W 7.6" x D 12.0"

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"


AM Solar Part Number:  99-TNYESS