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Panoramaxx Series

Panoramaxx 2.5

Product #: 1010.000
(5 customer reviews)

Welcome to the big leagues of auto darkening welding helmets. The Panoramaxx 2.5 combines an enormous field of vision with Optrel’s well-known 2.5 technology and offers excellent visibility in every working situation – whether for industrial grinding, cutting, welding or straightening work. Whatever you want, the Optrel Panoramaxx 2.5 automatically adjusts to your versatile field of activity. The perfect introduction to the Panoramaxx series of auto-darkening welding helmets.

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True-Color View

Like looking through a glass window
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Opening of the anti-glare display can be continuously adjusted after welding to significantly reduce eye fatigue
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Automatically adapts to changing light conditions of the welding arc
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Delay Function

Delay Function Feature
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5-Point Detection

intelligent five-sensor control to adjust shade levels even in the most difficult lighting conditions
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Grinding Mode

The brightest vision during grinding work ever to be offered by a welding helmet
Icon for "Overhead Welding" represented by grinding disc and impact drill.

Overhead Welding

Overhead Welding Feature
Icon for "Sensitivity Regulation" represented by a welding helmet and sun.

Sensitivity Regulation

Adapts the helmet to your environment and requirements
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Lithium-polymer battery is recharged either by light or directly with a USB charger
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Warranty Extension

Simply register here to be covered for 3 years after purchase


Shade Levels ShadeTronic Inactive:: Shade level 2.5
Active, Manual: Shade level 7-12
ShadeTronic 4-12 with individual calibration option ± 2
Energy Supply Solar cells, Li-polymer battery pack, chargeable via Micro-USB
Battery Life 300 to 500 charging cycles
Sensors Five sensors
Sensitivity Continuously, new with “Super High” sensitivity
Switching time Light to Dark: 0.090ms at 20°C, 0.070ms at 55°C
Dark to Light: 0.1s to 2.0s (with FadeTronic)
Field of Vision 2.3 to 6.3 times bigger than a 100 x 50 mm standard ADF
Classification EN379 1/1/1/2
Eye Protection UV/IR protection: maximum protection at all shade levels
Operating Temperature -10°C to +55°C / 14°F to 131°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +70°C / -4°F to 158°F
Total Weight 575g / 20.3oz (PAPR 745g)
Scope of Delivery Welding helmet, Optrel IsoFit® Headgear, Operating Instructions, Storage Bag, Micro USB Charging Cable, Front Cover Lens, Warranty Card
Guarantee 2 years with additional 1 year warranty extension (excluding battery) if the product is registered within the first 6 months: click here to register


  • Elektrode Welding (Stick Welding, SMAW)
  • GMAW High melting rate process
  • Flux Cored Wire Welding
  • TIG Welding (GTAW)
  • Plasma Arc Welding
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Gas Welding
  • Grind Mode


5 reviews for Panoramaxx 2.5

  1. Magdalene Haubold

    A few of the auto darkening helmets are also bulkier and bigger than ordinary welding helmets, such as passive types are. However, this is obvious because of the battery, the features and the controls.

  2. Joelle Herlocker

    There is no doubt that some welding helmets are expensive especially auto darkening models, which are costlier than passive models are.

  3. Eric Shaffer

    I have the newest model of this helmet. Beautiful updated light-weight design. Great hood all around, especially with the added nose piece. Customer service is great so that’s also a plus for buying an expensive helmet worth the frog skin. 5 stars in my opinion.

  4. Josh

    Great hood. Expensive but a very good option if you want quality and excellent customer service in my opinion. Only wish i couldve afforded the Quattro!!

  5. Michael Altevogt

    My favorite Mig welding helmet for 4 years, just once the battery died and Optrel sent me a new one.

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Have a question?

Joshua Gomez
3 years 3 months ago

What’s the main difference(s) between this helmet and the newer version with the crystal lens? Any gained and/or lost advantages.

Tim Kennedy
3 years 17 days ago

I need readers to see up close . Do you reader lenses ? Can glasses be worn under the mask?

Optrel USA
3 years 14 days ago

We do offer magnification lenses for the Panoramaxx series hoods. From the product page (https://optrel.us/product/panoramaxx-2-5/) just scroll down and you will find all the spare parts, including magnification lenses. From there just choose the magnification level you need. Reading glasses will work as well but depending on the size of the glasses you may need to telescope the headgear a bit further from your eyes.

Rebecca Amoroso
2 years 9 months ago

What comes with this helmet? I can’t seem to find that out. Extra lenses? Sweat bands? Does it only come with a charger CABLE? Is the nose pad included?

Optrel USA
2 years 9 months ago

The panoramaxx comes with a charging cable, nose pad, extra lens, owners manual and a carry bag.

Shawn Brenneman
2 years 5 months ago

If I already own this helmet, is it possible to upgrade the lens to the newer clt style, without purchasing a brand new hood?

Optrel USA
2 years 5 months ago

That option is not currently available at this time. The lens makes up about 90% of the cost of any hood. This lens would need to be changed out in our factory and with parts and labor costs it would be roughly the same price as an entirely new hood.

Adam Murray
2 years 5 months ago

I have not had the opportunity to see one of these in person. Are there photos of the inside of the hood? It looks like the shape would put ones nose and mouth in front of the lens… does this help with fogging?

1 year 11 months ago

How long do I charge it to last the full 6months

Optrel USA
1 year 11 months ago

Charge the hood until the light on the front is solid green. You can also extend the battery run time by leaving the hood exposed to light when not in use.

1 year 11 months ago

How long does the battery last after a full charge?

Optrel USA
1 year 10 months ago

The panoramaxx battery should last around 1,000 hours on a full charge.

Optrel USA
3 years 2 months ago

Hi Joshua,

There are two main differences between the two hoods. The crystal is about 8% brighter in the light state and offers a larger color spectrum. This allows the user to see their welds in more natural colors.


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USA Distributors:

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Baker’s Gas & Welding Supplies
CyberWeld Logo featuring the brand and the animated rat mascot wearing a welding helmet and a welding torch.
Welding For Less (WFL) Supply Company Logo with the welding helmet icon on the center.
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Canadian Distributors:

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