Total noob question: I am on the verge of buying a Leaf, and have not researched the EVSE options. While at the dealer, it did not occur to me to ask if the car had any EVSE equipment that came with it. Emailed them last night, but until they reply I'll assume not. We have access to a couple of L2 charging spots at work that can serve as a stop-gap. They are posted with a two-hour time limit. I've only seen both occupied at once on one occasion the last few times I checked, so access seems semi-reliable.
Our needs are modest. Plan is to drive 15-25 miles per day on 30-35 mph streets, so we'll probably average about 5 kWh per day. Our detached garage has a circuit with a 20A breaker that supplies a couple of outlets that are rarely used, and then only during the day to power a hand tool or a tool battery charger. Significant upgrades to the garage's electrical panel would not be convenient or cheap!
At first glance, it seems like we can survive indefinitely with something like a Clipper Creek 12A EVSE that plugs into a standard outlet. Not a very exciting solution, but it should work.
Anyone have any alternate suggestions or caveats? Or am I doing it (more-or-less) right?