What’s in a Name?

March 4, 2022

What’s in a name?  What is the history of the word “electricity”? We get “electricity’” from the Latin word “electricus”.  Literally translated, it means “of amber” or “like amber” and from the Greek word “ηλεκτρικός”.   But why amber? Why…

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electrical wire spools

Who discovered electricity?

February 18, 2022

Who really discovered electricity? Do you picture images of Benjamin Franklin holding a key attached to a kite in a stormy sky? Franklin was lucky all he sustained was a mild shock when that lightning bolt connected to his kite.…

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Edison style lightbulb

When was electricity first discovered?

February 1, 2022

Can you believe the earliest records of humanity’s interaction with electricity date back to ancient Egypt? Some of the first interactions between humans and electrical current recorded during the 28th Century BC were between ancient Egyptians and the electric catfish…

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Tips, tricks and ideas from the Team at Fitterer Electric!

January 12, 2022

Welcome to our reimagined blog! We hope to offer you tips, tricks, ideas and interesting facts related to electricity! We hope to examine questions like “How fast can electricity travel?” “Who really invented electricity?” “When did humans start using early…

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