You can measure the winding resistance with a multimeter, and from that calculate the maximum current they will take at a given voltage. You could try driving them at 5V, but they very likely need 12V, perhaps even more.
What selection do I need to put it on to get the winding voltage
way to find the amperage
Also, what is winding voltage?
If you know the resistance of the winding and the size of motor (which correlates with power dissipation) you can makean informed guess. Many electric motors are limited by thermal considerations.
My experience with printers is that printer motors are almost always steppers, so that the paper and the optics can be positioned within the required tolerancesPost a pic...
Well I joined Xerox in the 80s....But I did just take our immediately past printer at home to pieces, and it had a bunch of steppers in it; it wasn't that old. That was iirc a Lexmark laser printer, copier, fax, scanner, liquidiser, blender etc.
I don't think it is a stepper motor, but I have never really seen one. It just has two wires and it comes from the part of the printer that goes back and forth applying ink to the paper. I can't figure out how to post a picture, but i'm pretty sure it is just a regular dc motor.Thanks!!!