will a 12v 23A battery be enough to make nichrome wire glow? Answered
hello, i am going to try to make a smoke grenade and have determined tat glycerin released into permanganate by pull pin trigger is not stable enough to use so i am thinking of using a peice of nichrome resistance wire and a 12v 23A (model number not 23 amps), as the disposable electricity source to make the nichrome wire glow red hot which will ignite match head powder which will ignite the smoke powder.
i want to know though, considering that this wire burns up straight away with a 9v battery shorting it, will a 12v 23A mini battery have enough power to get the wire glowing ? if not, are there any fast discharging batteries that are the same size or smaller i could use?
ill post the exact specs of the resistance wire as soon as i find them, but for now all i can say is that its about as thin as hair.