Motor Current

hi there , I have A4988 drivers & my steppers are Powermax 11 P22NRXG-LNN-NS-00 .these are 8 wire motors. from what I have been able to find my currnet is @4 amps per phase . I don’t think these drivers are rated for this so my qusetion is can I set the drivers for lower current & run my motor’s with less current ? .I’m not building a fancy CNC machine , just trying to get this together for one project as of now.

The A4988 drivers can handle about 1 Amp continuously, so if you set the current limit to that, the motor will run but have only about 1/4 of the maximum torque.