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Tecmen Freflow V3 Air Fed Welding Helmet

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  • Air Fed – Visor + Blower
  • Welding & Grinding
  • Weight: 1.2Kg


Tecmen Air Fed Freflow V3 PAPR System

The Tecmen PAPR Freflow V3 System is a robust, powerful and affordable breathing and vision protection solution for welders.  The quality of the Tecmen V3 air fed system rivals that of the more premium PAPR systems out there, yet has a more affordable price point.


  • Perfect optical classification 1/1/1/1
  • Shade 5 side panels for peripheral vision during welding
  • 6 point adjustable head band for premium comfort
  • Flip front for welding or grinding
  • ≥99.97 filter efficiency
  • Low air flow or high air flow settings

Tecmen V3 Helmet

The Tecmen V3 helmet is equipped with an excellent performance true colour Auto Darkening welding filter. In addition, it has shade 5 side panels on both sides which gives your helmet a more open feel. Easy use cutting, welding and grinding modes, with a memory function for storing your favourite settings.

Standardized to an optical class of 1/1/1/1; No distortion, no double vision, no darkening variation, consistent shade from any angle. Fully adjustable shade settings on the main lens, ranging from shade 5 to shade 13, suitable for detailed TIG and heavy stick welding alike.

Simple, practical and clear iEXP LED screen on the inside of the visor to display your current settings.


Welding visor (viewing area: 10.7cm x 7.5cm) can be smoothly lifted and securely held in place by a spring-loaded mechanism. The large view (20cm x 12cm) grinding lens is made from clear anti-fog glass, which substantially reduces the need to regularly remove your helmet while grinding to clean the visor. A quick lift of the welding visor allows the user to do all the marking and fitting up without the need to keep removing the helmet. Due to the way the front screen lifts upwards rather than outwards like when flipping up a conventional helmet, it reduces force put on the users neck.

Featuring 6 adjustable head gear settings for a well-balanced, maximum comfort fit.

Shade 5 screens either side of the welding auto darkening filter provides a 90° peripheral view whilst welding. The clear grinding visor allows a 160° view.

Easily switch between welding and grinding with the lift up visor.


Air is supplied to the mouth/nose area of the wearer rather than over the top of the head and down the face like some other helmets eliminating that drying of the eyes effect.




ADF950S iEXP Specification
Optical class: 1 /1 /1 /1
Viewing area: 107 x 75mm
Cartridge size: 156 x 123 x 33mm
Arc sensor: 4
Light state: DIN 3.5
Dark state: DIN 5 – 8 / 9 – 13
Shade control: Internal, Digital Display Control
Power on/off: Manually On/Off, Auto-off
Sensitive control: Low-High, Digital Display Control
UV/IR Protection: Up to shade DIN16 at all times
Power Supply: Solar cell. Battery Replaceable, 2 x CR2450 lithium battery
Switching Time: 1/25,000 s. From light to dark
Delay (Dark to Light): 0.1 ~1.0s by dial control knob
Low Amperage TIG Rated: >= 2 amps (DC) ; >= 2 amps (AC)
Grinding: Yes
Application range: MMA, TIG, TIG Pulse, MIG, MIG Pulse, Plasma Cutting, Plasma Welding, Arc Air Gouging, Grinding
Approved by: DINplus, CE, ANSI Z87.1, CSAZ94.3, AS/NZS 1338.1


PAPR Freeflow Blower Unit

Supplied with a P3 particulate filter and pre filters, the Tecmen Freeflow blower provides a filter efficiency of ≥99.97%, preventing inhalation of welding fume as well as dusts and other particulates.

Comfortable to wear, these systems are supplied with a belt to support the blower unit as well as should harness straps to further provide comfort and reduce lower back strain.

An intelligent air supply, the Tecmen unit senses filter obstructions and will self adjust the flow rate to ensure the user gets optimal air flow at all times.  A handy display on the top of the blower unit shows battery level, filter status and air flow rate with a simple glance downwards.  In the event of a filter clogging, an audible alarm, flashing lights and a vibration will alert the welder it is time to change filters.

2 flow settings allows the user to set air supply to their liking.

Supplied with a standard lithium ion battery, the Tecmen V3 will provide 9 hours run time on the lower flow setting, perfect for most working shifts.  Heavy duty batteries are available, providing 15 hours run time.


The Tecmen V3 system, has an inward leakage rating of TH2.  See our article on protection factors for further information.

PAPR System Specification
Air flow rate: Low speed: 170 lpm

High speed: 210 lpm

Battery type: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Standard Battery duration:

Heavy Duty Battery duration:

9 hours Low | 5 hours High

15 hours Low | 9 hours High

Battery charge time: 1 hour – Standard

2 hours – Heavy Duty

Battery life: 550 charges
Filter efficiency: 99.97%
Alarms: Visible, Audible and Vibrate
Operating temperature: -5°C to 55°C (23°F to 131°F)
Weight 1.2Kg
Standard: EN12941 TH2, NIOSH 42 CFR 84 AS/NZS 1716