# Linear Charge Density Units Converter

Coversion factor: 1 C/m = 0.0254 C/in

## Additional information

Linear charge density is a concept in electromagnetism that describes the amount of electric charge per unit length along a linear object, such as a line or a wire. It quantifies the distribution of electric charge along the length of the object.

Mathematically, linear charge density (λ) is defined as the ratio of the total electric charge (Q) on the object to its total length (L):

Linear charge density (λ) = Q / L

The standard unit for linear charge density in the International System of Units (SI) is coulombs per meter (C/m). However, in some cases, microcoulombs per centimeter (µC/cm) or other units may be used for convenience.

## Linear Charge Density Conversion Factors

C/m | C/cm | C/in | abC/m | abC/cm | abC/in | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 C/m | 1 | 0.01 | 0.0254 | 0.1 | 0.001 | 0.00254 |

1 C/cm | 100 | 1 | 2.54 | 10 | 0.1 | 0.254 |

1 C/in | 39.37007874 | 0.3937007874 | 1 | 3.937007874 | 0.0393700787 | 0.1 |

1 abC/m | 10 | 0.1 | 0.254 | 1 | 0.01 | 0.0254 |

1 abC/cm | 1000 | 10 | 25.4 | 100 | 1 | 2.54 |

1 abC/in | 393.7007874 | 3.937007874 | 10 | 39.37007874 | 0.3937007874 | 1 |

**References:**National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). “Unit Conversion”. https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion. Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). “The International System of Units (SI)”. https://www.bipm.org/en/measurement-units/. Wikipedia. “Charge density”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_density.