Is there a general rule of thumb for how much leeway to give allot for the current?
Is there a risk of supplying too much current?
A general question, how can I hook up these power sources to my breadboard?.....Is there a max voltage or amperage that I can supply to a breadboard?
Can I just go in and snip off the ends of a regulated wallwart or battery pack and hook it up directly to the breadboard?
I've seen people use diodes or capacitors when using this stuff on the breadboard, I'm guessing to prevent any surges or shorts.
Ok... So I am actually deciding to go with analog servos now because I've realized that the current draw is more manageable for my current application. Also they are much cheaper. The servos will probably be drawing 300mA max.
The regulated power supply I'm looking at is a 6V 3.5A. If I understand correctly, the 3.5A is the max current draw.
So if I have two servos drawing 600mA total at any point, I should be ok connecting these to a breadboard since I will probably never draw more than that. Correct? Any risk of current spikes greater than 1A melting my poor breadboard?
Or is it good practice to still hook these up directly to my power supply?