Power Surge Protector -Sizing the loads

I have a trigger set up with my Pre/processor and amp separates. Both plugged into my power strip. When I turn on the power to the pre/processer the amp will go on as well. Frequently they go on and shut down. Is this due to the size of the power strip? What is the solution?
When gear is initially turned on it draws a larger amount of current than when operating. So if the sum of the in-rush current for all devices connected to the power strip is larger than the circuit breaker on the power strip it will trip. I've read that some systems have a delay on the trigger so that each device starts up in sequence to minimize the total in-rush current. If your system does not provide that feature and it's the power strip's circuit breaker tripping, then place the power amp on a separate power strip.