Enter the cable weight (lbs) and the cable length (m) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Cable Weight Per Meter. 

Cable Weight Per Meter Formula

CWM = CW / L


  • CWM is the Cable Weight Per Meter (lbs/m)
  • CW is the cable weight (lbs)
  • L is the cable length (m)

To calculate Cable Weight Per Meter, divide the cable weight by the length.

How to Calculate Cable Weight Per Meter?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cable Weight Per Meter.

  1. First, determine the cable weight (lbs). 
  2. Next, determine the cable length (m). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CWM = CW / L.
  4. Finally, calculate the Cable Weight Per Meter.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

cable weight (lbs) = 30

cable length (m) = 5