19" rack, power distribution
If you had a new 27U cabinet with three new switches to install :), would you:
1) mount the power distribution block (6-way also rack mounted if necessary) at the bottom of the cabinet so the plugs and sockets are available
2) leave the distribution block sitting in the bottom of the cabinet and cover the gap it would have gone in with a 2U blanking plate?
Solution 1 is more practical, less tidy and prone to Billy-Halfwit unplugging stuff. Solution 2 is neat and tidy, safe from finger-poken but slightly less convenient for occasional maintenance.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.