# Confusion between Kirchhoff's current law and voltage law

My wire is running 5 volts, 2 amps. I am splitting that wire into two. I want to make sure 1 amp goes to each half. According to Kirchhoff's law, that is possible, because it states that the sum of currents through all wires on the receiving side of the junction (node) is equal to the sum of currents through all wires on the supplying side.

However, I don't understand it properly. What is the "loop" in Kirchhoff's voltage law? Is there a difference between KVL and KCL?

• The trick is to ensure that the load on each wire is exactly 5 ohms so it takes exactly 1A at 5V. If you can't guarantee that each load is 5 ohms, you'll have to describe what you're really trying to do.
– user16324
Dec 27, 2016 at 13:57
• thanks so i add a 5 ohm resistor on the two halves o the wire Dec 27, 2016 at 15:19
• By the way, it's written Kirchhoff's law. You will find better information about it using the correct spelling. Dec 27, 2016 at 16:52
• @AliRagb "add a 5 ohm resistor..." - no. Why are you splitting the wire into two? Dec 27, 2016 at 19:39
• @AndrewMorton because i have two amps 5 volts, and i want to power two 5 volt 1 amp devices Dec 29, 2016 at 14:25