# Electronics - Voltage and Current - Discussion

### Discussion :: Voltage and Current - General Questions (Q.No.17)

17.

An example of potential energy is:

 [A]. tea-kettle steam [B]. a moving vehicle [C]. the sun [D]. a battery

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 Dhivya said: (Oct 14, 2010) Because the battery stores the energy stationery until it is connected to a circuit.

 Ramya said: (Dec 21, 2010) I can't understand please explain with some examples.

 Hiteshwar Singh said: (Dec 25, 2010) Potential energy means the energy which we can get without any motion device. Kinetic energy means the energy which we can get from any motion. Eg: wind energy, moving water energy for making electricity etc. So battery provides energy without any motion i.e. static. So it potential energy.

 Celmin said: (Dec 25, 2010) Then why not sun?

 Shankar said: (Jan 3, 2011) Please elaborate?

 Pravin said: (Jan 6, 2011) We use solar cell to get electricity from sun rays, which was an source but in case of battery it remains static

 Ramya said: (Mar 4, 2011) I agree with hiteswar singh.

 Inder Chauhan said: (Mar 16, 2011) Please suggest the good and verified answer. :).

 Narendra Kayarmar said: (Apr 1, 2011) The energy which can be stored is called "Potential Energy". Hence Battery is the source of potential energy.

 Subhankar said: (Apr 24, 2011) Potential energy is the energy stored in a body or in a system due to its position in a force field or due to its configuration. Potential energy exists when a force acts upon an object that tends to restore it to a lower energy configuration i.e. when we apply energy to any system it stores the energy as Potential Energy and it wants to release these energies to come to the lower energy level. Eg- If a string is stressed then it stores the energy as PE and releases it by compression and get back to lower Energy level. Energy is stored in battery as PE but neither in Sun nor in any other option.

 Mohit said: (Apr 27, 2011) Sun has both because it has stored energy in the core but it is in motion as well and has a moving burning surface.

 Vivek said: (May 6, 2011) Sun Generates Energy in terms of Light and Heat. It is the Energy radiated in Space. The Kinetic Energy of Sun is felt due to its Gravitational Field & as Subhankar had explained, there is no other source to impart Energy into the Sun, make it gain Potential Energy and then exert the same into atmosphere. In case of a battery, the electrons formed due to chemical combination are at higher potential at cathode and thus find a path to return to a lower stable state, thus forming a potential difference between Cathode and Anode.

 Nataraj said: (May 18, 2011) I agree with hitesh...

 Sandeep Kumar said: (Jun 9, 2011) I agree with vivek.

 Rasool said: (Dec 16, 2011) Thanks hiteshwar sing.

 Shiva said: (Feb 13, 2012) Good explanations.......Thanks Friends.

 Vicky said: (May 13, 2012) Thanks vivek.

 L.N.Soni said: (Aug 1, 2012) Potential energy means the energy which we can get without any motion device. Kinetic energy means the energy which we can get from any motion. Eg: wind energy, moving water energy for making electricity etc. So battery provides energy without any motion i.e. static. So it potential energy. the electrons formed due to chemical combination are at higher potential at cathode and thus find a path to return to a lower stable state, thus forming a potential difference between Cathode and Anode.

 Suji said: (Aug 21, 2012) I agree with soni.

 Ashish said: (Oct 7, 2012) Tea-kettle Steam can also be used to generate Some Energy in different devices. Why not Consider Them.

 Tito said: (Oct 27, 2012) A stationary object posses potential energy, so it is the battery.

 Renu said: (Sep 7, 2013) I agree that the example of potential energy is BATTERY.

 Ashutosh Ghimire said: (Oct 15, 2013) Battery is the source of chemical energy. Chemical energy is the potential of chemicals hence potential energy.

 Swamy said: (Nov 28, 2013) Earth is revolving around the sun. Why should solar energy is potential?

 Naimat said: (Jan 14, 2014) Potential energy is the stored energy and kinetic energy is the energy posses a body when it is moving.

 Bhanu said: (Jan 25, 2014) Why not sun ? do elaborate.

 Anurag said: (Mar 22, 2014) Potential energy is that energy which is stored in body or object, so battery stored energy, it is potential energy. BHANU sun is both P.E & K.E.

 Riz said: (Jun 20, 2014) Can anyone explain how Sun is P.E as well as K.E.

 Arti said: (Feb 12, 2016) I agree with @Hiteswar singh. But I want another example.

 Engr. Raja Maratab Ali said: (Feb 20, 2016) The energy that can be stored in the the form of P.E, that energy may also be released.

 Indranil Roy said: (Jul 7, 2016) Potential energy is defined when there is a flow of charge in between the poles (positive - negative), in the case of battery this happens.

 Anu said: (Jul 30, 2016) I also agree with Hiteshwar Singh.

 Chinmay said: (Apr 10, 2018) No, it is wrong. The Potential Energy is any type of stored energy. It can be chemical, nuclear, gravitational, or mechanical. Sun has Gravitational Potential Energy. The battery has Chemical Potential Energy.

 Nishkarsh Jain said: (Aug 23, 2020) Right, agree @Chinmay.