2 Questions... (Iam sort of new so please forgive if what I ask don't make any sense.) #1. If I am receiving an 1000v output from an experimental electric device and I only need around 700v what happens to the 300v of electricity that's left after I take only what I need? #2.Can someone tell me why would I receive a voltage drop when connecting diodes in series? I was told that you cannot connect diodes in series and that only one of the diodes would work and just use the others as a heat sink but I found when I connect up to 2 identical diodes my output increases(which is helping with the voltage drop in the line) but when I connect the 3rd identical diode voltage output on all 3 diodes drop! Any help would be greatly appreciated!