DC Auto-Transformer Traction Power Supply System for DC Railways Application

  • Miao Wang
  • Xiaofeng Yang
  • Lulu Wang
  • Trillion Q. Zheng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 482)


In DC railways, the running rails are used as the return path for traction current, which inevitably leads to stray current and rail potential issues with poor insulation. However, the effects of existing solutions are limited, so DC auto-transformer (DCAT) traction power supply system (TPSS) is analyzed in this paper to solve the problems of stray current and rail potential fundamentally. Compared with the existing TPSS (E-TPSS), the mathematical analysis and simulation results show that DCAT-TPSS may solve both stray current and rail potential issues, which further reduce the voltage drop and power loss of power supply lines additionally.


DC railways DCAT traction power supply system Stray current Rail potential 



This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2017JBM057).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miao Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaofeng Yang
    • 1
  • Lulu Wang
    • 1
  • Trillion Q. Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityHai Dian District, BeijingChina

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