Could some electronics guru please shed some light on the following. The standard topology for a linear regulated power supply is basically as follows: isolation step-down transformer | v rectifier(bridge or 2 - diode) | v capacitor ripple filter bank | v voltage regulator | v capacitor ripple filter bank | V Let us suppose that the transformer is a step-down 9 - 0 - 9 1 Amp output device.
Now suppose I want to get two 1 Amp outputs by having a 9 - 0 -9 2 Amp transformer and splitting its output equally with resistors as : isolation step-down transformer | | v v resistor resistor | | V V rectifier etc., rectifier etc., Is this a valid topology ? Or should there be two 9 - 0 - 9 1 Amp isolation transformers connected to the common Ac wall input, and then parallel topology as above, without the resistors. Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.