The electrical installation in my house is old and have no earth wire, with the outlets having only two holes. However, the new equipment come with three pins plugs, so I installed some new three hole outlets without any earth wire connected.
The problem is that if I measure the voltage between neutral and the chassi of a device that has a three pins plug, I get almost 60V. I think this voltage is being induced by the nearby live wire inside the power cord.
In such a situation, would it be better to disconnect the earth wire inside the equipment, so the induced voltage coming from the earth wire doesn't energize the chassi?
I know this is all far from ideal, but I'm just trying to figure out what would cause less harm.