I don't imagine you have an oscilloscope to look at the 24V DMX data signal... If you have a multimeter, you can write a little test program to slowly toggle the data line and check if it's going between (approx) +24V and zero.
I'm not really familiar with the DMX specs/requirements, so I'm not sure about any of this... But, it looks like you are supposed to have a balanced ("push pull') connection. Is that right? And, I think you are not getting enough current through the 10k resistor. Do you have any idea about the current requirements or the input impedance of your DMX devices? (RS-485?) The more devices you hook-up, the more of a problem that 10K resistor becomes.A lower-value resistor might "work", but you probably need a better driver circuit to drive the signal high, rather than relying on a pull-up resistor. Unbalanced drive might "work" too, but I don't think it's compliant to the spec. You should be able to get an RS-485 driver chip.
What do you mean with a better driver circuit? Is an RS485 driver chip capable of going up to 24V?
You are misinterpreting the info. Color Kinetics uses a 3 wire power/data distribution.Red +24V DCWhite dataBlack CommonThey are NOT DMX. To use with DMX they require a controller/PSU unit. They also use a proprietary data format. Not sure if that format is just DMX ran as an unbalanced signal or if it does some data translation. I also have no idea what voltage the data line runs at, my gut says 24V on the data line could fry it.
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