Dealing with the Effects of Static on Fiber End-faces

This presentation is based on a webinar about cleaning fiber. It offers a new look at the best practices used to minimize the problems that static can cause on end-faces. Viewed by more than 800 attendees, the presentation explains the puzzling origins of the static on a fiber end-face. It then shows the problems that static can cause which can be exacerbated by attempting to clean fiber with IPA alcohol. The presentation recommends the use of static-dissipative fluids other than alcohol and offers 11 specific “best practices” that should be integrated into every tech’s daily procedures.