I have a transformer labeled as providing 9Vac, 3.36 A. It appears to provide 9.4 v ac according to my multimeter.
It runs through a diode bridge (WAB 040 diodes -- already fried the last version), and at the output, I'm getting 11.3 v (which is consistent with 9.4v AC^2 - 2 diodes).
I'd like to bring this down under 9.5 v. Can I just attach two or three more diodes until the voltage is sufficiently low?
Obviously, each one is going to waste energy, but I'm not particularly concerned.