For outstanding performance day after day:

optrel e680


The optrel e680 helmet was designed especially for welding experts with varying job requirements and a need for an extensive range of individual adjustment options. It is the only helmet to allow the wearer to select between DIN 5 to DIN 13 shade levels and can be used with a very wide range of welding methods and amperages without any restrictions.

The true colour filter gives the welder a wider view of the weld object and all machine displays. Red LED’s on the welding machine can be read without the user having to remove his helmet.
It’s not just in the areas of comfort and safety that the optrel e680 offers an unsurpassed level of perfection but in terms of its additional functions too.


Cartridge details


  1. Adjustable sensor slide eliminates the effects of ambient light distractions with configurable detection angles of 60°or 120°
  2. Button to select shade level ranges: DIN 5-9 and DIN 9-13
  3. Variable shade level control between DIN 5-9 or DIN 9-13
  4. Grinding mode to prevent automatic darkening when grinding and brazing
  5. Sensitivity control to adjust the sensors ability to detect the welding arc
  6. Selectable opening delay to provide protection from the afterglow and to adapt to personal needs
  7. Batteries CR2032, 2 pcs (back side)



Size of darkening filter/field of vision90 x 110 x 7 mm/50 x 100 mm
Eye protectionMaximum UV and IR protection with every shade level setting
Classification according to EN3791/1/1/2
Classification according to EN175B (120m/s impact resistance)
Time taken to switch from light to dark0.180 ms at room temperature
0.120 ms at 55 °C
Time taken to switch from dark to lightSlow: 0.35 – 0.6 s
Fast: 0.1 – 0.35 s
Energy supplySolar cells and batteries, no need to switch on and off
Battery lifeAround 2500 hours (operation)
Working temperature–10 °C to +70 °C
Total weight490 g
Recommended areas of useSee page 11
Guarantee3 years (except batteries)
CertificatesCE, ECS, ANSI, AS/NZS, GOST-R



  • Electrode Welding (Stick Welding, SMAW)


  • GMAW High melting rate process

  • Flux Cored Wire Welding

  • TIG welding (GTAW)

  • Plasma Arc Welding

  • Micro Plasma Arc Welding

  • Plasmacutting

  • Oxy-Gas Welding

  • Grinding

  • Prohibited for laser welding!

Technical Data

Functions for outstanding performance

Shade level2 ranges: 4/5–9 and 4/9–13
Control unit outside the helmetYes
Comfortable headbandYes
Ability to adapt the detection angleYes (60° or 120°)
Sensitivity controlYes
Opening delayYes
Grinding modeYes (shade level 4)
Overhead weldingYes
True colour FilterYes
Can be retrofitted with optrel breathing
protection system
Hard hat can also be wornYes

Article numbers

DesignationArticle no.
dark blue*1006.110
snow white*1006.120
cosmic green*1006.160
shiny ruby*1006.170
medium blue*1006.180
black unpainted*1006.190
Darkening filter5012.400
*Spare helmet shell on request

Version with hard hat adapter

dark blue1006.150
snow white1006.152
cosmic green1006.154
shiny ruby1006.155
medium blue1006.156
black unpainted1006.157