First time posting so hopefully this makes some sense!
I want to heat up a 28 gauge Nichrome wire to around 1,800-2,000 degrees Fahrenheit for short bursts at a time (about 5 seconds long). I'm curious as to how many "short bursts" I could do until the Nichrome wire wasn't usable anymore.
I know Nichrome can be used in electronic cigarettes, and for the extreme users, those coils can last about 2 weeks of consistent use (~100 puffs/day so 1,400 total uses). But from my understanding, their lifespan is only that long because the taste starts to go bad. Not because the wire is no longer heating up. If that is true, I'm wondering how long can a resistance wire last under those circumstances?
Another question I have is that I know electronic cigarettes reach a much lower temperature than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (around 500-600 degrees Fahrenheit) so would higher temperatures significantly reduce the life span of the wire? Or is it somewhat negligible?