I have a circuit that includes a bridge rectifier and a transformer.
Transformer secondary 4.7v x 2 9.4v AC
Diodes 1n5408 (3A Rectified Output Current)
Rectifier connections are right and i measure from anode anode junction to cathode cathode junction. Multimeter reads around 15V DC
When i put an amp meter between one of the outputs of the transformer and bridge rectifier input it reads 1.7 Amps.
In the continuity test there are no short circuits.
Can you think of a reason why is this happening? I would expect around 6.5 or 7 volts DC at the rectifier out and next to none amps in the amp meter.
Thank you very much. (By the way this case happens when a reservoir capacitor connected or a load connected also. Transformer itself without the rectifier works as expected.)