The idea is to control a water pump that uses an induction motor. By control I simply mean to turn on and off the motor of the water pump.
The setup includes a Lora gateway that transmits the desired action.
From my understanding you have to connect a lora tranceiver module to a microcontroller (like an arduino?). Is this correct?
Concerning the microcontroller controlling the motor I am reading about relays, switches, motor drivers but don't really understand. What is the proposed way to control the AC motor?
Is the configuration different when controlling speed compared to switching on and off?
The motor should be a typical ac induction motor. I do not care about latency, nor precision, even 10+ seconds would be acceptable . The motor will be switched on average once a day .The motor and gateway will both be outside. Lets assume there is only one motor. The maximum distance should be 500 meters on an open field without objects in the way. I would like to use my own network. By the way, is there some other shorter range technology commonly used instead of Lora so as not to mess with cycles etc