Hello! I’m new here, and I’n not too bright, so I hope someone can help me with my issue.
I represent a residential community that has a shared water well. The well pumps water to a large storage tank several thousand feet away. Originally there was an underground hard-wired connection between a float switch in the tank and the pump; via that link, the float switch would trip a relay at the well that, in turn, activated the 240-volt pump. Some time ago the wire got cut or damaged. We couldn’t find the fault, so a radio link was installed for this purpose. However, there is no line of sight between the two locations and when the leaves are on the trees the radio link is very unreliable. So we are wondering if a data link via the Internet might be an alternative. We can get Internet connectivity at both ends.
The question, therefore, is: what products (hardware and, if necessary, software) - if any - would allow the float switch to trip the pump? Ideally, there would be no requirement for a computer in the loop. We’d just set up either a static IP address for the appropriate device on each end or use DDNS to accommodate IP address changes via DHCP, set up port forwarding in the routers at each end and be done with it.
Any and all advice and counsel would be most appreciated!