So I have a 12V DC motor and a 6V stepper motor. Ideally, I would like both of them to draw from the same 12V battery pack (due to build constraints). The DC motor will be fine but the extra 6V running through the stepper could damage it, right?
Is there a way I could have one power supply (12V battery pack) and have both motors drawing from it? So DC motor drawing 12V and stepper motor drawing only 6V. I've read about voltage dividers, but would that mean wasting 6V in the circuit through resistance?
Can I use a buck converter in series between the DC and stepper motors to step down to 6V?
Or can I simply connect them in parallel so that 4 batteries to go the stepper motor then 8 batteries go to the DC motor, then they both connect to ground?