Ottó Bláthy

Electrical engineer, Inventor

1860 – 1939

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Who was Ottó Bláthy?

Ottó Titusz Bláthy was a Hungarian electrical engineer. In his career, he became the co-inventor of the modern electric transformer, the tension regulator, the AC watt-hour meter, Motor capacitor for the single-phase electric motors, the turbo generator, and the high efficiency turbo generator.

Ottó Titusz's career as an inventor began during his time at the Ganz Works in 1883. It is noteworthy, that the name "transformer" was created by Ottó Titusz Bláthy. There, he conducted experiments for creating a transformer. In 1885 the ZBD model alternating-current transformer was invented by three Hungarian engineers: Ottó Bláthy, Miksa Déri and Károly Zipernowsky.. In the autumn of 1889 he patented the AC Watt meter.

Besides his scientific work, Ottó Titusz Bláthy is well known as an author of chess problems. He specialized in the field of very long moremovers, also known as longmovers..

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Born
Aug 11, 1860
Tata
Also known as
  • Otto Blathy
  • Ottó Titusz Bláthy
Nationality
  • Hungary
Profession
Education
  • Vienna University of Technology
Died
Sep 26, 1939
Budapest
Resting place
Kerepesi Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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