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Connectors Approved for Use with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screw

Simpson Strong-Tie has evaluated these connectors for use with the Strong-Drive SD Connector screw. The SD Connector screw is code listed in ICC-ES ESR-3046.

Allowable loads with SD Connector screws are listed on most product pages. In some cases, such as straight face-mount hangers, straight straps, and post bases and caps, SD Connector screws can be substituted for nails using the Allowable Load Adjustment Factors.

Product Series Model No. SD9 Qty. SD10 Qty.
1 1/2 2 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2
  1. Where indicated, published allowable loads are for installation with #10 SD Connector screws. Multiply allowable loads by 0.83 to obtain allowable loads for #9 SD Connector screws.
  2. Stainless-steel connectors with #9 SD Connector SS screws have the same allowable loads as carbon steel #9 Connector SD screws.
  3. Strong-Drive SD Connector screw substitutions may have load reductions. For additional information and specific allowable loads, refer to individual product pages above and Fastener Design Information.
  4. Fasteners: SD screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive SD Connector Screws and SD Connector SS Screws.
A34 Framing Angle A34/A34SS (8)
A35 Framing Angle A35/A35SS (12)
A Angle A21 (14)
A23 (8)
A33 (8)
A44 (8)
ABA Adjustable Post Base ABA44Z (6)
ABA44RZ (6)
ABA46Z (8)
ABA66Z (8)
ABA66RZ (8)
ABU Adjustable Post Base ABU44Z (12)
ABU44SS1 (12)
ABU46Z (12)
ABU46SS1 (12)
ABU66Z (12)
ABU66SS1 (12)
ABU88Z (18)
ABU88SS1 (18)
ABW Adjustable Post Base ABW44Z (8)
ABW44RZ (8)
ABW46Z (10)
ABW46RZ (10)
ABW66Z (12)
ABW66RZ (12)
AC Adjustable Post Cap AC4 (28)
AC4SS1 (28)
AC61 (28)
AC6SS1 (28)
BC Post Cap BC4 (12)
BC4SS1 (12)
BC6 (12)
BC6SS1 (12)
BC Post Base BC40 (10)
BC40SS1 (10)
BC60 (10)
BC60SS1 (10)
BCS Post Cap BCS2-2/4 (14)
BCS2-2/4SS1 (14)
BCS2-3/6 (18)
BCS2-3/6SS1 (18)
CS Coiled Strap and CMST Coiled Medium Strap Tie CS/CMST Straps See Fastener Design Information for straight strap fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
CTS Strap CTS218 (24)
DJT Deck Joist Tie DJT14Z (8)
DPTZ Deck Post Tie DPT5Z (5)
DPT7Z (5)
DTT Deck Tension Tie DTT1Z (6)
EPB Elevated Post Base EPB44 (8)
EPB44PHDG (8)
EPCZ End Post Cap EPC4Z (18)
EPC6Z (18)
EPC8Z (18)
FB Fence Bracket FB24Z (5)
FB24R (5)
FB26 (6)
FBFZ Fence Bracket FBFZ (4)
FBR Fence Bracket FBR24Z (5)
E-Z Mender™ E-Z Fence Bracket FPBM44 (8)
FWH Four-Way Connector FWH2 (16)
GA Gusset Angle GA1 (4)
GA2 (6)
H1 Hurricane Tie H1 (10)
H2A Hurricane Tie H2A/H2ASS (10)
H2.5A Hurricane Tie H2.5A/H2.5ASS (10)
H3 Hurricane Tie H3/H3SS (8)
H8 Hurricane Tie H8/H8SS (10)
H10A Hurricane Tie H10A/H10ASS (18)
H10A-2 (18)
HGUS Heavy Girder Hanger and
HHUS Extra-Heavy U-Shaped Hanger
HGUS and HHUS Hangers See HGUS Heavy Girder Hanger and HHUS Extra-Heavy U-Shaped Hanger for Strong-Drive SD Connector screw substitutions and allowable loads.
HHRC Hip-Ridge Connector HHRC2-2 (62)
HHRC42-2 (62)
HHRC4/1.81 (62)
HHRC44 (62)
HHRC5.25/3.25 (62)
HHRC5.37/3.12 (62)
HHRC5.37/3.56 (62)
HHRC64 (67)
HHRC66 (67)
HPT Hurricane Tie HPTZ (8)
HRS Strap Tie HRS6 (6)
HRS8 (10)
HRS12 (14)
HTP Tie Plate HTP37Z (20)
HU Heavy Face-Mount Hanger HU Hanger See Fastener Design Information for face-mount hanger fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
HSUR/HSUL Heavy Hangers Skewed Right/Left HSUR/L 45° Skewed Hangers See HSUR/HSUL Heavy Hangers Skewed Right/Left for Strong-Drive SD Connector screw substitutions and allowable loads.
HTT Heavy Tension Tie HTT4 (18)
HTT5 (26)
HTU Face-Mount Truss Hanger HTU26 (31)
HTU26 (Min.) (34)
HTU26 (Max.) (40)
HTU28 (Min.) (40)
HTU28 (Max.) (52)
HTU210 (Min.) (46)
HTU210 (Max.) (64)
HTU26-2 (Min.) (34)
HTU26-2 (Max.) (40)
HTU28-2 (Min.) (40)
HTU28-2 (Max.) (52)
HTU210-2 (Min.) (46)
HTU210-2 (Max.) (64)
HUS Heavy U-Shaped Hanger HUS26 (20)
HUS28 (30)
HUS210 (40)
HUS26-2 (8)
HUS28-2 (12)
HUS210-2 (16)
HUS212-2 (20)
HUS46 (8)
HUS48 (12)
HUS410 (16)
HUS412 (20)
HUS1.81/10 (40)
IUS I-Joist Hanger IUS Hanger See Fastener Design Information for face-mount hanger fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
KBS Knee-Brace Stabilizer KBS1Z (12)
L Angle L30 (4)
L50 (6)
L50SS (6)
L70 (8)
L90 (10)
LCE Light Post Cap LCE4 (24)
LCE4SS1 (24)
LPCZ Light Post Cap LPC4Z (16)
LRUZ Face-Mount Rafter Hanger LRU26Z (9)
LRU28Z (10)
LRU210Z (13)
LRU212Z (13)
LSC Adjustable Stringer Connector LSCZ/LSCSS (17)
LSTA Light Strap Tie LSTA9 (8)
LSTA12 (10)
LSTA15 (12)
LSTA18 (14)
LSTA21 (14)
LSTA24 (14)
LSTA30 (14)
LSTA36 (14)
LTS Light Twist Strap LTS Twist Strap LTS straps installed with #9 x 1 1/2" Strong-Drive SD Connector screws will match allowable loads for installations with 0.148" x 3" nails.
LSTI Light Strap Tie LSTI49 (16)
LSTI73 (16)
LTP Lateral Tie Plate LTP4 (12)
LU Light Joist Hanger LU Hanger See Fastener Design Information for face-mount hanger fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
LU24 (10d) (6)
LU26 (10d) (10)
LU28 (10d) (10)
LU210 (10d) (16)
LUC Light Concealed-Flange
Joist Hanger
LUC26Z (10d) (10)
LUC26SS (10d) (10)
LUC210Z (10d) (16)
LUC210SS (10d) (16)
LUS Light U-Shaped Hanger LUS24 (4) (2)
LUS26 (4) (4)
LUS26SS (4) (4)
LUS28 (6) (4)
LUS28SS (6) (4)
LUS210 (8) (4)
LUS210SS (8) (4)
LUS36 (4) (4)
LUS310 (6) (4)
LUS24-2 (4) (4)
LUS26-2 (4) (4)
LUS28-2 (6) (4)
LUS210-2 (8) (6)
LUS214-2 (10) (6)
LUS26-3 (4) (4)
LUS28-3 (6) (4)
LUS210-3 (8) (6)
LUS44 (4) (2)
LUS46 (4) (4)
LUS48 (6) (4)
LUS410 (8) (6)
LUS414 (10) (6)
LSU Adjustable Rafter Hanger LSU4.12 (40)
LSU4.28 (40)
LSU3510-2 (40)
LSU5.12 (40)
MIU I-Joist Hanger MIU Hanger See Fastener Design Information for face-mount hanger fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
MST Medium Strap Tie MST Straps See Fastener Design Information for straight strap fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
MSTA Medium Strap Tie MSTA/MSTASS Straps See Fastener Design Information for straight strap fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
MSTC Medium Strap Tie MSTC Strap See Fastener Design Information for straight strap fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
MSTI Medium Strap Tie MSTI Strap See Fastener Design Information for straight strap fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
MTS Medium Twist Strap MTS Twist Strap MTS straps installed with #9 x 1 1/2" Strong-Drive SD Connector screws will match allowable loads for installations with 0.148" x 3" nails.
NS Nail Stopper NS1 (2)
NS2 (2)
PA Purlin Anchor PA51 (10)
PA68 (10)
PBS Post Base PBS44A (14)
PCZ Post Cap PC4Z (18)
PC6Z (18)
PC8Z (18)
PF Post-Frame Hanger PF24 (6)
PF26 (4)
PSPNZ Protecting Shield Plate PSPN58Z (4)
PSPN516Z (12 to 24)
RR Ridge Rafter Connector RR (8)
RSP Reversible Stud-Plate Tie RSP4 (8)
RTA Rigid Tie® Angle RTA12 (16)
RTA2Z (8)
RTA4 (12)
RTB Rigid Tie® Bracket RTB22 (8)
RTC Rigid Tie® Connector RTC22Z (11)
RTC2Z (12)
RTC42 (22)
RTC44 (29)
RTF Rigid Tie® Flat Connector RTF2Z (13)
RTT Rigid Tie® T Connector RTT22Z (10)
SS Stud Shoe SS1.5 (12)
SS2.5 (12)
SS3 (12)
SS4.5 (14)
ST Strap Tie ST9 (8)
ST12 (10)
ST18 (12)
ST22 (12)
ST292 (12)
ST2115 (6)
ST2122 (12)
ST2215 (14)
ST6215 (16)
ST6224 (20)
ST6236 (28)
SUR/SUL Hangers Skewed Right/Left SUR/L 45° Skewed Hangers See SUR/SUL Hangers Skewed Right/Left for Strong-Drive SD Connector screw substitutions and
allowable loads.
THASR/THASL Truss Hangers Skewed Right/Left THASR/L29 (7) (12)
THASR/L29-2 (20)
THASR/L422 (20)
TJC Jack Truss Connector TJC57 (24)
TP Tie Plate and TPA Tie Plate TP/TPA Tie Plates Not load rated. Use #9 x 1 1/2" Strong-Drive SD Connector screws. Quantity as required.
U Face-Mount Hanger U Hangers See Fastener Design Information for face-mount hanger fastener substitutions and reduction factors.
VTCR Valley Truss Clip VTCR (7)