# Is there anyway to transfer the electromagnetic energy of a naturally occurring magnet into usable electricity kinda like using the magnet as a battery?

Is there anyway to transfer the electromagnetic energy of a naturally occurring magnet into usable electricity kinda like using the magnet as a battery?
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Domenigmh
A magnet does not contain electromagnetic energy, rather, it just has a magnetic field, the force generated by that field on a particle is influenced by the charge and distance. An electromagnet only occurs when there is moving current through a wire.
A magnet can certainly move electrons though a wire, but I believe this would be incredibly inefficient for any real practical application. Just try to imagine a device this would be applied to, a flashlight, for example. Using copper wire (which has electrons that can be moved quite "freely"), the magnet must be moved the distance of the wire quickly back and forth, resulting in even more work than the traditional battery.
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garnirativ8
No. The only way I know is to move a wire through the magnetic field thereby creating an electric current. You would need to provide energy to complete the movement of the wires. The electricity generated could then be used to charge a battery. This is what a generator does.