I recently got stuck on heating up a resistance wire. I have 80cm long resistance wire (from hair dryer) that I need to heat up to about 160°C. Currently I have a battery pack that produces 33.6V DC and the wire gets heated up to around 80°C. What can I do to get that desired 160°C? Of course I know, that increasing the voltage by adding more cells to the battery pack would help, but I do not want to do that. I'm trying to make it as compact as possible. Should I use a boost convertor? Or maybe an DC/AC invertor (I've seen, that those can make 230V AC from 12V DC)?
Thanks and have a nice day, Papouc!