I really don’t know if this is the right place to ask but I’ve been doing a lot of research and maybe I’m dumb and have missed something.
(I’m a new user so I’m limited to 2 links in this post. However, I want to be clear in what I’m planning on getting so I’m putting in the links in a hidden way by putting parentheses around the dot… I’m not trying to be malicious, I promise!)
I want to get a NEMA 17 stepper motor with the a4988 driver board.
I found that it is very important to use a power supply of more than 8 volts for the driver board.
Until now, I’ve only learned to build a circuit with the uln2003 driver board along with a 28-ybj48 stepper motor.
I had an existing 5V 5A power supply lying around (S-25-5 by MEANWELL) (meanwell-web(.)com/en-gb/ac-dc-enclosed-power-supply-output-5vdc-at-5a-s-25-s–25–5) that I’ve learned to use these past few days.
It was so easy to use because the wiring was “exposed” enough for me to just put some wires in and connect them to my breadboard. However, I am guessing that not all power supplies are like that but people still use them in their builds.
I feel like I’ve done extensive research on the topic but still don’t understand how to really use a power supply for my components.
(In spite of all of this, I do understand the importance of current and voltage but I’m still lost for the rest)
I looked a bit and found this on amazon for a power supply but only chose is because it had that metal screw thing for putting the wires in but I don’t know if it even is included with the power supply and/or if it really is necessary for what I want to do.
How do I do go about choosing the power supply?
Any other tips for using stepper motors like precautions are greatly appreciated because this is my first time using them and, even though I’m being really careful, I might overlook some things.