I'm looking to drive a bunch of stepper motors with some of Adafruit's Raspberry Pi motor HAT.
(This product: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2348).
I need high torque motors, and I've identified this one here: http://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Robotics/57BYGH420-2.pdf.
I'm a hardware beginner, but after looking at the specs it's a little mismatched I guess. The motor calls for 2A, 3.2V, while the shield is meant to provide 1.2A, 5-12V.
Will this work? I've read that there will be a torque reduction without sufficient current, but that's within acceptable ranges. The voltage difference concerns me, but I'm wondering if maybe it will work fine.
I've looked at higher current control boards, but those seem to invariably be geared towards CNC applications, which isn't what I'm doing here (it's a robotics project).
On the most general level, I am looking to understand the constraints on delivering power to a stepper motor via a control board.
Any advice? Will this pairing work or am I about to start an electrical fire? I apologize if this question seems basic, I'm trying to get a hold on the fundamentals here.