HotPlug Field Kit

HotPlug Field Kit
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Transport a live computer without shutting it down
    • Computer seizure while computer is running
    • IT and forensic uses

HotPlug Field Kit

With the CRU® WiebeTech® HotPlug™ you can transport a computer without shutting it down.

The HotPlug allows hot seizure and removal of computers from the field to anywhere else. The HotPlug's patented technology keeps power flowing to the computer while transferring the computer's power input from one A/C source (such as a wall outlet or power strip) to another (a portable UPS) and back again.

We created this product for our Government/Forensic customers, but it has IT uses as well. Need to move a server without powering it down? The HotPlug can do it.

It's great for digital forensic investigators and techs who can't risk losing access to data on a running computer. With many computers now employing full-disk encryption, shutting them down poses the risk of having to crack a password after moving the computer to a lab for analysis, which can greatly increase the time and expense of an investigation. When combined with a WiebeTech Mouse Jiggler™, you also won't have to worry about the computer entering password-protected screensaver or sleep modes.

Whether you're a forensic investigator, technician, or IT manager, the CRU WiebeTech HotPlug is an essential part of your toolkit. Find a reseller near you or buy online.

Part Numbers


HotPlug Accessory Kit #1 (basic) for use with HotPlug
part #: 30100-0000-0051

HotPlug Field Kit, power override device, 110V, US power plugs, includes 1 Mouse Jiggler
part #: 30100-0000-0021

HotPlug Field Kit, power override device, 110V, US power plugs, includes 5 Mouse Jigglers
part #: 30100-0000-0025

HotPlug Accessory Kit #2 (comprehensive) for use with HotPlug
part #: 30100-0000-0052


Product name HotPlug Field Kit
Handle Yes
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
Dimensions 9.13" x 7.56" x 4.37" (232mm x 192mm x 111mm)
Weight 2.35 lbs. (1.07 kg)
Warranty CRU provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

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Jun 22, 2011 - 1.48 MB
User Manual for HotPlug
Jun 22, 2011 - 71.69 KB
User Manual for Wire Capture Accessory Kits
Dec 2, 2013 - 423.85 KB
User Manual for HotPlug (European Version)