Residential models are less expensive, and generally expected to see less use, and wear and tear than commercial models. Generally a residential model will be used once per day to charge the car overnight, while a commercial model may be used a dozen or more times every day.
Commercial models tend to be located in areas with much higher traffic, such as public access parking lots, where they are more likely to experience impacts, or other mild abuse. Consequently, they are of more heavy-duty construction.
Commercial models often have features needed for commercial operations like billing functions, anti-vandalism locks and finishes, and more. These features cost money, and are usually not needed in a residential setting.
The bottom line is, in almost every case, there is no benefit or logic to installing a residential model into a commercial environment, or vice versa.
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