The A-182 is a simple passive multi-connector similar to the multiples module A-180. In contrast to the A-180, each socket has a 3-position switch that allows to connect the corresponding socket to the internal line #1 (left position), line #2 (right position) or to turn the socket off (centre position).
Examples: 8-fold multiple: all switches in left position or all switches in right position. two 4-fold multiple: four switches in left position and four switches in right position. two separate multiples with some sockets turned off: X switches in left position, Y switches in right position and Z switches in centre position.