Electrical engineer, Inventor
1860 – 1939
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.