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Optrel WeldCap RC 3/9-12 Welding Helmet

SKU: OP-1008.000
Regular price $399.00 inc. GST

Optrel WeldCap RC 3/9-12 Welding Helmet


The name says it all: the weldcap stands for an auto-darkening welder’s cap that combines the comfort of a casual cap with the advantages of a full welding helmet. The combination of plastics and textile is unique. It’s soft where it must be comfortable, and robust where you need maximum protection. The comfortable and easy-to-change textile part is made from flame-retardant material. And it‘s hygienic: you can simply wash it. 

The heart of this innovative product is the optical filter featuring a well-defined nose cut-out. The lens sits closer to the eyes compared to traditional welding helmets, increasing the welder’s line of sight by 2.7 times!


The heart of this innovative product is the optical filter featuring a well-defined nose cut-out. The lens sits closer to the eyes, increasing the welder’s line of sight by almost 3 times! By expanding both the lateral and horizontal fields of vision, the welders’ performance and safety is increased.


Welding: Darkening levels from 9 to 12 cover the majority of welding applications. Grinding: With its Shade level 3 in inactive mode, the welder has a bright and well-lit view of the work-place. This feature makes the optrel weldcap® perfect for grinding jobs as well.


The optrel weldcap® weighs only 411g / 14.5 oz. and is an absolute lightweight. Since the ADF is closer to the eyes, the weight of the product moves closer to its centre of gravity, increasing its stability and balance. The design eliminates pressure points and reduces strain on the welder’s neck.


Like a cap; easy to mount and unmount again. Stow it in the optrel parking buddy, when it’s not in use.



Lightweight, comfortable welding mask with ADF (infinite shade selection 9-12) and grind mode (Shade Level 3). Compatible with standard hard hats.

Shade levels

Grind mode / inactive: shade level 3 Active: shade levels 9-12

Power supply

2 pcs batteries 3V exchangeable (CR2032)

Operating time

batteries 1’000h operating time (Standby 10’000h)


Wide detection sensor

Switching time

Light to dark: 0.16 ms at room temperature 0.11 ms at 55°C / 131°F Dark to light: 0.3 s

Viewing area

Improved wide viewing area due to nose cut-out.

Classification EN379

Optical class: 1

Diffusion of light class: 1

Variations in luminous transmittance class: 2

Angle dependence of luminous transmittance class: 2

Classification (textile)

EN175 / AS / NZS 1337.1Shape stability: weldcap face shield, Class F

EN 166 / AS / NZS 1337.1: Front cover lens, Class B

ANSI Z87.1: Impact resistance, Class Z87+

Shape stability

Welding mask: up to 180 °C / 356 °F Front cover lens: up to 135 °C / 275 °F

Eye protection

Ultraviolet / Infrared Protection: maximum protection at any shade level

Operating temperature

-10 °C to +60 °C / 14 °F to 140 °F

Storage temperature

-20°C bis + 80°C / -4°F bis 176°F


appr. 400g

Application ranges

Any electric arc welding process Electrode Welding (Stick Welding, SMAW) / MIG / MAG (GMAW) / GMAW High melting rate process / Flux Cored Wire Welding / TIG welding (GTAW) / Plasma Arc Welding / Micro Plasma Arc Welding / Plasmacutting / Grinding. Prohibited for laser welding!


CE (EN 379, EN 166, EN 175) ANSI Z87.1, AS/NZS 1337/1338


2 years (except textile and batteries)