Down by the river 180W 120A 220AhAGM 250VA


Down by the river 180W 120A 220AhAGM 250VA


- 2x 90W Solar Panels with mounts and wire harnesses
- 15A Victron SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controller with Bluetooth Communication
- Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor with Bluetooth Communication
- 2x Lifeline 220Ah AGM 6V Batteries
- 120A Battery Combiner/Alternator Charger kit with manual disconnect and boost
- 250W Victron Phoenix pure sine inverter with AC outlet
- 65A 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
- $6,400 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:

  • 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 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 200W, so you are pretty much maxed out on the controller.  You may consider removing one or both panels and switching to a single 170W panel or another panel rated at 200W or less. 

Change the Charge Controller:  The current charge controller core is rated for 15A and uses 8ga cable.  If you want more than 200W of solar, check out our 30A or 50A charge controller cores using thicker 6ga or 4ga 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

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:

Zamp ZS90L 90W Solar Panel

This panel is manufactured in Bend, Oregon to the highest quality standards.  It is ideal for tight spaces.
Wattage:  90W
Type:  Monocrystalline
Operating Voltage: 19.1Vmpp
Size:  58.3" x 13.5" x 1.38"  14.3lbs
Frame:  Channeled Silver Anodized Aluminum
Connection Type:  Zamp
Mounted Dimensions:  60.6" x 13.5" 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 75/15 (12/24V-15A)

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:  15A
Maximum Wattage:  230W
Temp Sense:  Ambient, Bluetooth
Display:  MPPT Control, Color Control, Built-in BlueTooth
Programming:  Preset Options, Bluetooth
Dimensions: H 1.4" x W 4.5" x D 3.8"

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-120 Intelligent battery cmb

Battery combiner for 120A alternator charging on a lead-acid house battery bank

Dimensions: H 1.3" x W 1.8" x D 3.2"

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 250VA Inverter Kit VE.Direct

This kit includes all the standard components for the do-it-yourself installation of a Victron Phoenix 250 inverter system.  This inverter offers Bluetooth communication compatibility and is ideal for laptops and cell phone chargers.

Steady State:  250VA
Peak Power:  400W
Voltage Output:  120V AC
Voltage Input:  9.2-17.0V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Efficiency:  87%
Dimensions:  H 3.4" x W 6.5" x D 10.2"

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-VANESS