The kanthal wire is meant to light a candle so it does not need to be any super special. Just give the kanthal some electricity and I am fine hehe
So you guys suggest a relay.
need a FET to switch an external supply
Now I am not great at electronics, could you pinpoint me in the right direction?
If I take this same 0.1mm wire at about 1cm length and connect it (with jumper wire) to a 9v battery it works without any problem.