quick stepper question

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Joined Nov 20, 2007
Hey guys, I just have a quick question about steppers if thats ok

Say you have a bi-polar stepper running off 4.6v; quoted as '0.6a/phase (1.2a peak)'...considering that rotation is achieved through applying sequential pulses in sets of 2, when holding, should the motor be drawing 2.3v, 0.3a through each of the 2 energised wires?

So does the '1.2 peak' refer to the maximum amount the device could draw, if each coil was energised, even through the shaft wouldn't turn?