Otto Blathy
Name: Otto Blathy
Occupation: Engineer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 11, 1860
Death Date: Sep 26, 1939 (age 79)
Age: Aged 79
Country: Hungary
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Otto Blathy

Otto Blathy was born on August 11, 1860 in Hungary (79 years old). Otto Blathy is an Engineer, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: Hungary. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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In addition to electrical engineering, his other hobby was creating and solving chess problems.

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As per our current Database, Otto Blathy died on Sep 26, 1939 (age 79).

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Before Fame

He graduated from the mechanical engineering program at the Technical University of Vienna, writing a dissertation on belt engines.

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1882

He attended schools in Tata and Vienna, where he obtained diploma of machinery in 1882. Between 1881 and 1883 he worked at the machinery workshop of the Hungarian Railways (MAV). Attracted by the successes of Károly Zipernowsky, he joined his team on 1 July 1883. He admitted he had learnt nothing about electrotechnics in university, so he started to learn about the theory himself. Using the Maxwell equations he invented a practical approach of sizing magnetic coils. Kapp and Hopkinson (for whom Hopkinson's law is named) only published their findings later in 1886 and 1887, respectively.

1883

His practical calculation method was crucial in building the first practical transformer. Based on his findings, he rebuilt his machines in 1883 and obtained better efficiency with the same weight. He was the first to investigate the heat dissipation problems of electric motors, and at that time the connection between current density and heat was determined.

1884

At the Turin Italian National Exhibition in 1884, he saw Gaulard and Gibbs's "secondary generator"' (i.e. AC transformer) system, and he decided to improve it. Including a closed-loop magnetic field, based on the findings of Faraday, he conducted experiments with Miksa Déri in the summer of 1884 at the Ganz factory. Based on these experiments, they invented the transformer in 1885, which was unveiled at the Budapest National Exhibition in 1885.

1886

Based on the opinions of Galileo Ferraris, the Italian government ordered a power transformer for Rome, which was installed in October 1886. Later, they designed a power plant for Tivoli, built by Ganz, with six water turbines and 5000 V, which were worked in parallel with the old steam engine generators. This was the first time in history two high-voltage power plants were connected.

1889

His other invention, the electricity meter, was first introduced to the market in 1889. He tried to improve it and decrease its weight.

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