Bipolar stepper motor control

I am trying to power a bipolar stepper motor using an SN754410NE Hbridge. The motor has the following specs:

Rated current: 1.7 A
Rated Voltage: 2.4 V
Phase Resistance: 1.5 Ohms
Phase Inductance: 2.5 mH

What voltage and current power supply do I need to use, and do I need to regulate current through the hbridge? Thanks

Using a 754410 that has a maximum output current of 1A for 1.7A rated motor does not seem right. The 754410 does not limit current nor allow microstepping either. A much better choice would be a DRV8825 stepper driver. Pololu has those drivers and a good page on how to set them up and use them.

I agree with @groundFungus - that motor is not intended to be controlled with a h-bridge driver. It needs a specialized stepper motor driver that can use a high voltage power supply and limit the current to protect the motor.

Stepper Motor Basics
Simple Stepper Code

DRV8825 stepper driver is what you need, that motor needs current control, not voltage control.