Originally Posted by oren_rokach
For me, if a NAV/strobe light suddenly draws 2A (30W!) more than i should, its definitely a severe alert. I wouldn't pull the CAPS
but would land as soon as possible to figure out what happened.
What is the Flap motors is drawing 1A when not even operated?
For the light, I will trust my life to the fuze. Same as every aircraft, on Earth. For the flap motor, if it isn't moving, same answer. If it is moving, big airplanes might have a warning for it.
If my fuel pump is about to die itself, or from overheating due to a clogged filter, it would be nice to know. Lots of big airplanes do have filter bypass lights or warnings for this reason.