Are what you call "surge protectors" the over current and overheat thermal protectors (what I suspect, maybe a red push to reset button???) or some sort of voltage spike (maybe from lightning) supressors or some sort of GFCI protectors???????
If its really the overcurrent thermal protectors (I suspect) and trip that fast, Id guess the compressors are seized up. Perhaps the fans may be stuck which manually turning may help but Id guees it would take a bit of time before they (low current draw) kicked any protectors
Darn if I know not being there