Polarity Webinar Series: Part 1 - What is Polarity

Webinar Belden

May 30, 2023 at 11:00 am EST


A successful fiber installation depends on fiber polarity. As the number of fiber connections continues to increase in data centers, it's important to grasp the basic rules of fiber polarity so your transmitters will always be able to receive information -- and your fiber connections and systems will always work.


After we discuss what fiber polarity is, why it's important and what the standards say about fiber polarity, we'll compare and contrast different polarity methods and types so that you know when to use them. Finally, we'll make sure you realize the impact of drawing tools and share our simple rules for achieving polarity every time.


By the end of this webinar, you'll understand how to:

  • Explain what fiber polarity is, why it’s important and how it fits in to fiber design.
  • Describe what the standards do and don’t require in terms of fiber polarity.
  • Understand different methods used to achieve polarity, which are most common and when to use each one: A, B, C, U1 and U2.
  • Identify different types of polarity components.