From the information given it is likely but not certain that it is short circuit protected.
A site referenced below says that it is.
Caveat Emptor (and look inside - see below)
It is quite likely, based on cost and common practice that it uses a version of the LM317 regulator, which is short circuit protected. Your supply voltage output has a lower limit of 1.5 volts, whereas the LM317 allows output from 1.25 Volts and up. (Given the analog meter output and the worst case output minmum of 1.3V the claimed 1.5V minimum matches the LM317). There is a "big brother" LM350 regulator available but current is above 2A.
SO - if you are comfortable with looking inside your supply * and there is an LM317 visible then the supply is protected against short circuiting. * - Probably 4 screws underneath the case - with that style of case they are probably near the rubber feet and possibly also holding the feet on.
The supply is advertised on some sites as suitable for use wih tatooing machines - probably because the voltage and currrent suits the motors used. The way they are used probably operates the supply in current limited mode, also suggesting safe short circuiting.
If it does not contain an LM317 it still MAY be short circuit safe - and the site below says it is.
This site says that the HY152A power supply is short circuit protected. They claim -
- Protection: Reverse polarity protection, short-circuit protection.
Load / voltage / Current:
Fairly obviously (hopefully) if a supply limits current to 2A when the load gets excessive, then the voltage supplied MUST drop. Failure to do this would violate Ohms law and break most of the laws of physics coincidentally. ie
For a given current, if you reduce R (= heavier load) then Voltage must reduce proportionately. If you increase load (decrease R) and voltage and current stays the same then Scotty gets upset ("Y' canna break the laws a' Physics!)
If you want current limiting and your load cannot tolerate low voltage without damage for some reason then you need an alawrm or a complete cutoff, regardless of how good your supply is
LM317: The LM317 naturally current limits first just by "running out of steam" - there is only so much current that it is able to pass. Then in most cases, the voltage drop across the regulator x the current will cause heating and temperature rise. If the heatsinking is not able to limit temperature rise to an acceptable level the IC has internal circuitry that further limits current so that current will fall to maintain temperature at an acceptable limit. This will usually result in a much lower than 2A current until the short is removed.
You need resistors to limit the current. This circuit should meet your needs:
simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab
The resistors limit the current through each pair of LEDs to about 15 mA. The total current draw can be easily handled by your 6A supply. Provided you construct the circuit correctly, there will be no risk to your printrbot circuit.
1) The third negative is probably for use as a chassis ground (like the housing of a motor).
2) The multiple terminals are for connecting subsystems in parallel. It's just a convenience thing. If the output current was very high then it might be for running multiple conductors but 10 A isn't very exciting.
3) The '13' and '14' terminals are the connected to an internal relay. '13' and '14' will be shorted together when everything is OK and they will be open otherwise. For example you could use this to run a big light to indicate that power is on or maybe enable/disable another power supply.