HotPlug Field Kit

    • Computer seizure while computer is running
    • IT and forensic uses
The HotPlug™ Field Kit offers investigators a powerful tool to transport a live computer without shutting it down. HotPlug is trusted by government, military, and law enforcement.

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Technical Specs

Product name HotPlug Field Kit
Patent U.S. Patent No. 8,076,798
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.
Resources and Documents

User Manual for HotPlug
Jun 22, 2011 - 1.48 MB

Product Videos

Product Description

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.

Included Items

The HotPlug Field Kit includes the following items:
  • Input power cable
  • Output power cable
  • Plug Capture Device (with US model only)
  • Mouse Jiggler MJ-3 MJ-1 (quantity 1 or 5, depending on part number)

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Products and Accessories

HotPlug Field Kit; 110V
Power override device
US power plugs, includes 1 Mouse Jiggler
part #: 30100-0000-0021
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for availability

US power plugs, includes 5 Mouse Jigglers
part #: 30100-0000-0025
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for availability


HotPlug Accessory Kit #1
For HotPlug advanced usage
Basic tools
part #: 30100-0000-0051
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for ordering information for this item
HotPlug Accessory Kit #2
For HotPlug advanced usage
Complete tools
part #: 30100-0000-0052
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for ordering information for this item
Mouse Jiggler MJ-1
Automatic mouse activity dongle; slow heartbeat so computer can still be used
Retail packaging; single unit
part #: 30200-0100-0011
Ships in: 1-2 Days

Retail packaging; 10-pack
part #: 30200-0100-0021
Ships in: 1-2 Days