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The paper presents the background and results of numerical simulation and experimental research of a system using auctioneering diodes used to distribute the power of direct current between two power converters operating in parallel. Non-isolated power distribution systems using blocking diodes are used in the ship's electrical power systems, however, they create problems related to control and the possibility of ground faults. Another issue occurring during the operation of this type of systems is the increased heat dissipation. Selected problems related to the operation of the above systems have been identified by means of simulation studies and experiments carried out in a 11 kVA laboratory system and the theoretical basis along with results are provided in the article.