Very basic question here that I thought I knew the answer to until last night, but now I am very confused. I picked up some 12v DC squirrel cage fans for a chassis I am building. Here is the Mouser part.
Also here is the supply I am using (RT-125D)
Here is my question. The 12V rail of that supply is rated to 2A. Those fans are listed as 12v at 1.8A each. I got two of them to run in parallel last night off that supply. That should not have worked right? Those fans would have been drawing too much current from that supply right? I'm just try to understand the limitations of the supply. Maybe that was just a poor choice of supply, but it seems silly to me that the cooling fan in a chassis can suck up 90% of the load a supply is capable of (at least on this one 12v rail). Is this a huge conceptual misunderstanding?