Difference between permanent magnet and temporary magnet

Permanent magnet

Temporary magnet

Magnetic properties are retained permanently.


It is a magnet with temporary magnetism .The magnetism parts as long as current flows in the coil around it.

It is comparatively a weak magnet.

It is stronger magnet.

Its strength cannot be abtent.

Its strength keeps on changing.

North pole and south pole are fixed.


The position of north pole and south pole can be changed.

It cannot convert an ordinary piece of iron into a magnet because of its weak power.

It can convert an ordinary piece of iron into a temporary magnet.

The small magnet inside the magnet jumbles again and loses its magnetism.

The small magnets inside the magnet remain permanently aligned.